Richard Wiese is a world-class explorer and host of ABC’s new program, Born to Explore, premiered on September 3, 2011. He is also author of a detailed guidebook entitled the same name. Critically acclaimed Born to Explore is about local culture, people, places and the planet. Since its first airdate Born to Explore has been the number one show in America (in its time slot.) Wiese has been profiled from Travel and Leisure to The New York Times and appears regularly on Good Morning America.
Since he climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro at age 11, Richard has circled the globe capturing stunning images and living one adventure after another—from traveling with Bedouins in Africa and skiing to the North Pole. As a respected field scientist in 2002 Richard became the youngest man to become president of The Explorers Club. As an extreme adventurer his goal is to inspire young people and spark their interest for discovery and the love of outdoors.
Wiese’s philosophy is that living an active outdoor nature-filled life in today’s society is challenging but certainly not impossible. The premise of Born to Explore is as much about discovery of the natural world as it is for creating a positive understanding of the many beautiful cultures that inhabit our planet. Wiese is very dedicated to working with local communities around the world to have their message heard in their own words. Richard believes the most memorable aspect of any journey is not “the summit” but the people you meet along the way.
Lessons learned from the highest, hottest and coldest places, and all points in between.
“Exploring the Extremes” is an inspiring, memorable and entertaining evening of storytelling with world-class explorer and TV adventurer Richard Wiese.
Since he climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro at age 11, Richard Wiese has circled the globe capturing stunning images, living one adventure after another—from traveling with Bedouins in Africa to skiing to the North Pole.
Wiese’s touching depictions and delightful sense of humor brings his adventures to life for audiences of all kinds. Illustrated with riveting images and footage of the lessons he’s learned, Wiese weaves his experiences into a compelling and awe-inspiring keynote.
His style evokes the magic of true exploration and leadership with personal anecdotes from his expeditions, while asserting that everyone has his or her own “Everest.” He also touches upon his book, “Born to Explore” (Harper Collins 2009), which encourages people to awaken their sense of the outdoors, much like Henry Thoreau.
Go behind the scenes with Wiese for a spellbinding ride through the world of extreme adventure and exploration.
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