‘The best speaker I have ever heard’ – David, London, UK
‘Huw kept the crowd engaged and turned large presentations into intimate and very personal conversations. He’s a great story teller, a man deeply engaged with the environment and the audience was hanging onto the narrative right along with him.’ – Sarah Hunt, World Expeditions, Australia
Whether illustrated tales from a wild adventure, succeeding with logistically complicated projects or nudging you toward thoughtful consideration of how we treat this little planet, Huw Kingston is a powerful, humourous and engaging speaker. Huw’s speaking engagements have taken him across Australia,UK, Italy, Slovenia, India, Hong Kong, Croatia, Greece, Malta, New Zealand and beyond.
‘Message in a Bottle’, Huw’s talk at TEDx Athens in 2018 can be viewed here
- A year around the Mediterranean – stories from a 13,000km, 17 country, 12 month circumnavigation of the Mediterranean by kayak, foot, ocean rowboat and bike at a time of economic and human turmoil
- The True Costs of Bottled Water – how marketing convinced the world buy this most unnecessary of products and the huge environmental costs of so doing
- The Average Adventurer – a lifetime of journeys in wild places
- City2City – 25,000km around Australia by foot, kayak, ski and bike
- Sustainability and Events – Improving the environmental footprint of festivals and events
- The Himalaya by ski
- Events in regional Australia – the economic and social importance, the challenges
- Adventure tourism
‘I’ve been attending talks on all sorts of topics for the past 50 years. Huw’s presentation in Sheffield was by far the most entertaining, thought provoking and just downright good that I’ve ever attended.’ – Helen, Sheffield, UK
Some testimonials can be found here
Since penning his first magazine article in 1987 (on a crossing of Wales by foot) Huw has been a regular contributor to a raft of publications in Australia and overseas. He is a Senior Contributor for Outdoor Australia and Mountain Biking Australia and writes for the likes of Adventure.com, High Life, Jetstar, Wild, Great Walks, International Traveller and many others.
A few writing examples can be found here
Huw’s book Mediterranean – A year around a charmed and troubled sea was published in 2017. Check out some reviews here
Huw is a member of the Australian Society of Travel Writers, the Outdoor Writers & Photographers Guild (UK) and is a Media Member of the Adventure Travel Trade Association.
For over 30 years Huw has been planning and executing complicated expeditions from major Himalayan ski traverses to year long circumnavigations of continents and seas. He has also planned routes for charity fundraising journeys and the like. If you need assistance with aspects of expedition planning or mentoring for a big challenge then Huw would be happy to assist.
As examples you can read about Huw’s 12 month mediterr année expedition and his 25,000km City2City project around Australia.
With nearly 2 decades experience as Master of Ceremonies for outdoor events, both his own and others and numerous other MC gigs Huw has limited availability for events, conferences etc.
Huw has organised and led commercial tours by bike, foot and ski across Australia, in the Himalaya, NZ and in Europe for more than three decades.
If you are looking for a small group, tailored adventure journey whether for a weekend or a month then please feel free to make contact.
Huw, via his business Wild Horizons, was Australia’s longest established organiser of mass participation adventure events. From 1997-2017 he organised over 70 complex mountain biking, cycling, kayaking and running events in Australia. These events included some of the most popular and highly regarded in the country.
Huw now uses that vast experience to advise on events from operations and courses through to sustainability.