Benedict Allen

Adventurer & writer, Travelled the remotest regions on Earth.

Adventurer and writer Benedict Allen has explored some of the world's remotest regions and in doing so has come to understand that human emotion, teamwork and leadership unites people of all cultures.

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About Benedict Allen

  • Explored environments as diverse as glaciers, volcanos and rainforests
  • Met and befriended numerous indigenous peoples
  • Author, TV presenter and filmmaker who has worked with the BBC
  • Trustee of the Royal Geographical Society
  • Sharing his insight into leadership and teamwork, Allen is an inspirational speaker who presents in English

Speaking Topics

  • Teamwork
  • Surviving Against the Odds
  • Achieving the Impossible
  • Motivation


" insightful, entertaining and brilliantly executed talk." - Oracle Health Services Forum 2011

"Meaningful and positive, something to take away and think about...excellent; everyone thoroughly enjoyed it, and it tied in nicely to the messages that we wanted to get across to our sales team." - CMO, Airwide Solutions, 2011

"A captivating motivational talk; we received very encouraging feedback from both CBRE representatives and guests alike - all 120 copies of his book were snapped up..." - CB Richard Ellis

"The points you made on teamwork and the power" of the individual, plus your enthusiasm, gave a perfect motivation and start to our conference." - Sericol Ltd

"Your amazing Amazon adventures kept our audience spellbound. Although I am sure most would find the prospect of such a journey daunting, they will never-the-less have taken on board your lesson on the ability of men and women to overcome extreme adversity and succeed in the end." - IBM Ltd

Books By Benedict Allen

  • Hunting the Gugu - in search of the Lost Ape-men of Sumatra (1989)
  • Through Jaguar Eyes - crossing the Amazon Basin (1994)
  • The Skeleton Coast - a journey through the Namib Desert (1997)
  • The Edge of Blue Heaven - a journey through Mongolia (1998)
  • Last of the Medicine Men (2000) Mad White Giant - a journey to the heart of the Amazon jungle (1985)
  • Into the Crocodile's Nest - a journey inside New Guinea (1987)
  • More Great Railway Journeys (1996)
  • Into the Abyss (2006)
  • The Proving Grounds - a journey through the interior of New Guinea and Australia (1991)
  • The Faber Book of Exploration (2002)

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