Richard Meredith-Hardy, Talks and presentations
Richard Meredith-Hardy is available to do talks and presentations on a number of the expeditions and events he has been involved with.
The standard duration of a presentation is 1 hour 45 minutes, but they can be tailored to be as short as 45 minutes and as long as 2 hours 15 minutes. All include stunning still images and video footage, some of it completely unique.
Technical specificationRichard will be equipped with a laptop computer and a simple sound system, the presentation is shown using MS Powerpoint. The organizer must provide a digital projector, a screen and suitable extension leads with two sockets. Optionally, the organizer should also provide a means of connecting the laptop into the auditorium's sound system.
TestimonialsPete Croney. Entertainment Officer, 2008 BMAA Wight Party
Great Britain has a long history of producing adventurers. These people have achieved what was believed to be impossible by those that could dream and have achieved things never even consider by us mere mortals. The latest person to join the list of Great British Adventurers is Richard Meredith Hardy. In June 2008 I asked Richard Meredith Hardy if he would do a presentation to members of the British Microlight Aircraft Association, at their annual event on the Isle of Wight.
Richard’s talk was superb and he captivates his audience from start to finish. Not only are Richard’s exploits fascinating, but he is able to recount them in a way that really shares the highs and lows encountered on his adventures. Although the audience at our event were mostly pilots, our non flying guests enjoyed Richard’s presentation at least as much as those with an aviation interest and in many cases more. To non aviators the whole tale was all the more incredible without a detailed understanding of the equipment he used. Whether you have an interest in aviation or not, if you have the chance to hear and see one of Richard’s presentations I thoroughly recommend that you take it.
Stephen Venables. President of the Alpine Club, first Briton to climb Everest without oxygen.
Just when we thought there were no more great adventures to be had on Everest, Richard Meredith-Hardy proves us all wrong. His airborne ascent was a bold, brilliant, terrifying achievement: his telling of the story is intelligent, funny and visually stunning.
Chris Finnigan. Chief Executive, British Microlight Aircraft Association
Having been lucky enough to see Richard's presentation at Telford, I strongly recommend that any red-blooded microlight pilot with even a hint of adventure in his or her soul should see Richard recounting his incredible expedition culminating in the Everest Flight. His typically English understatement and self-deprecating style actually enhance the audience experience; Richard talking "matter of factly" about things that would bring most of us out in a cold sweat literally brought gasps of amazement from the audience at Telford. But Richard wasn't just talking, his incredible still and video images brought the whole adventure to life and showed quite clearly the scale and magnificence of the Himalayas and of the flight itself. Not to be missed!
Paul Deegan. Was on the SE Ridge of Everest as Richard flew over, and reached the Summit an hour later.
Many thanks for a delivering seat-of-your pants lecture last night. Your enthusiasm and experience, combined with some scary footage and gorgeous photography made it a night to remember.
John Edgley. Chairman, Light Aviation Group, Royal Aeronautical Society.
The lecture was most interesting, and attracted an exceptionally good turnout, many of whom had never visited the Aeronautical Society before. The lecture culminated in a very enthusiastic exchange of questions and answers and who knows, perhaps encouraged other microlight pilots to attempt original and interesting flights for themselves. I can thoroughly recommend the lecture to anyone who hasn't yet heard it.
8 Jul 2011, Video clips
28 Jun 2011, Message from the producer
17 June 2011, Postscript
27 Sep 2010, Dar again
23 Sep 2010, Chumbe
20 Sep 2010, Zanzibar again
18 Sep 2010, Bullfight
17 Sep 2010, Kervan Saray
16 Sep 2010, Pemba
14 Sep 2010, Nungwe
12 Sep 2010, Popobawa
11 Sep 2010, Zanzibar
9 Sep 2010, Teddy Junior
26 Aug 2010, Ursula
26 July 2010, Home
17 Jul 2010, Just in time
15 Jul 2010, No wind
13 Jul 2010, Mindelo again
11 Jul 2010, Grogue
9 Jul 2010, Ponta do Sol
7 Jul 2010, Goal
5 Jul 2010, Independence day
4 Jul 2010, Wind
2 Jul 2010, Mindelo
31 Jun 2010, SS Tarrafal
30 Jun 2010, Tarrafal
27 Jun 2010, Praia
23 Jun 2010, Sal
20 Jun 2010, Bonding in Munich
29 Apr 2010, Lake Trasimene
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