When we're thinking of challenging ourselves or going on an adventure, there's very few who would think up something so huge as a 1,000 mile swim in open water, never mind the longest river in America, the mighty Missouri River.
Dave has a a habit of doing things differently. As a record-breaking adventurer he is best known for Expedition1000, an ongoing mission to take on twenty-five different non-motorised journeys, each over 1000 miles in distance. He's completed fourteen of these, so far. In 2012 he founded SayYesMore, a life-fulfilling movement that helps nudge people towards finding out what they're truly capable of. In 2015 Dave invited his Facebook followers to come camping, and the 19 people who turned up became the founding group of the YesTribe, an outdoors-loving community of doers which is growing globally. In 2018 Dave was selected as a Facebook Community Leadership Fellows in the inaugural Facebook Community Leadership Program. Dave travels, speaks, writes, presents and films for a living. His ever-evolving keynote speech is a motivating and inspirational kick up the backside for anyone who ever wondered whether they were capable of doing more. He has a passion for the endless serendipitous moments and meetings that occur on slow-moving journeys, and a love for discovering weird, natural and unique places to sleep and work. When not travelling, he lives on a boat in London with his wife, Emma, who is ever so glad that Dave has finally made up for being a total loser in his early twenties.