Paul was thrown out the back of a car at 80 miles per hour when he was 15 years old. This seemed to knock some sense into him. Two years later he proposed and subsequently co-led a 47-strong expedition to clean up 35 years’ worth of rubbish that had accumulated at Everest Base Camp. Since then, Paul has spent most of his time involved in the expedition world, from leading treks to writing about his adventures for newspapers and magazines.Paul has organised an expedition to a previously unexplored mountain range in Central Asia, followed the world’s most dangerous schoolrun along a frozen river in a gorge deeper than the Grand Canyon, and visited Mos Espa on Tatooine. He has made three attempts to reach the summit of Everest. Paul’s expeditions have been covered by the BBC, The Guardian, and The Baghdad Times.
Held Annually in the Welsh countryside, The Do lectures are all about getting a handful of speakers together in one place, in the hope that they may inspire you to go Do something. To give you the tools and the desire to change the things you care about. The lecturers are an eclectic mixture of innovators, artists, adventurers, entrepreneurs, politicians and campaigners. The speakers are chosen from the world of business, environment, food, social, education, sport and the internet. The underlining theme for the talks is the ideas (and the people behind them) that go and change things.