David Grier-Inspirational Speaker

David Grier-Inspirational Speaker

David Grier-Inspirational Speaker, celebrity chef, author and extreme adventurer, having completed the first ever solo Madagascan challenge, a paddle from Africa to Madagascar (a distance of 500km) and then running the island from south to north, a distance of 2700km.

Prior to this David did the first ever joint run of the Great Wall of China, some 4000km in 98 days as well as the first ever continuous run along the coast of South Africa from Oranjemund via Cape Town to Mozambique, 3300km in 80 days.

David Grier-Inspirational Speaker

David was born into a Cape wine farming family in South Africa, and with this base he never lost his roots for the love of the outdoors.

With food, wine and adventure close to his heart, David set out to take all of his passions to the extreme, and explore the limits of the human mind and body.

After he studied management at hotel school, David set out into the industry and became one of the countries youngest hotel managers at the age of 21.

Two years later David started his first in a chain of successful restaurants, and has an international television cooking series on the way. Summiting Mt Kilimanjaro, running the Comrades Marathon, the 2 Oceans Marathon, the Puffer Ultra Marathon, and the Le Grand Raid – the worlds hardest single stage mountain race, 128km are but a few of David’s many accomplishments.

David Grier-Inspirational Speaker

David’s books, Courage and Rice, a photographic journal of his adventure along the Great Wall of China, Hope in Thyme, a photographic journal of an inspirational journey around the coast of South Africa are now available to buy through our offices.

Burnt Vanilla, his new book on Madagascar will be out soon. David’s recent epic adventure, his run across India from Srinagar in the North, starting at the Shankaracharya Temple to the Temple of Kanniyakumari on the Southern tip, a distance of over 4000km has just been completed.

The journey took David through 6 provinces and many different climatic conditions, including the dessert in the SW. Available soon as a keynote presentation. Follow CSI on Twitter

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