Hazel, who is an 'Explorer in Residence' for the Royal Scottish Geographical Society and an Arctic guide for the children’s charity, The Polar Academy, alongside her husband Luke, talks passionately about getting uncomfortable and challenging ourselves to achieve more than we ever thought possible. This includes looking at the physical and mental benefits of being active and adventurous in the outdoors, as well as the importance of teamwork .
With a love for anything that takes her outdoors, including back-country skiing and long distance multi-day ultra-marathons, Hazel has completed numerous expeditions and challenges.
In 2019 she undertook a month-long ski and filming expedition focusing on the Spring Reindeer Migration in Arctic Norway. Seeing dramatic changes first-hand in these locations and listening to the people who live there has had a huge impact on Hazel and her talks touch on how we can all make a difference to climate breakdown.
At one point Hazel could barely run 5 kilometres. She explores in her talks this journey and how we can all do much more than we believe.
Hazel is available to speak individually and also alongside her husband, Luke
"Storytelling is deeply rooted in human nature and is a way to find meaning in and make sense of life. I love taking the audience on a journey - helping them realise that things they never dreamed possible are actually within their reach. To think that by sharing my own story I can help or inspire even just one person is why I do what I do."