AUSTRALIAN GEOGRAPHIC ROADSHOW
Pushing the boundaries, with Heather Swan, Glenn Singleman and Kate Leeming OAM.
Don’t miss the chance to hear Michael Smith in conversation with AG’s 2023 award winners Kate, Heather and Glenn.
These three individuals have tested the limits of human endurance, whether wingsuiting across the Grand Canyon or crossing continents by bike.
Glenn Singleman and Heather Swan are world-record holding extreme sport athletes and two-time recipients of the Australian Geographic Spirit of Adventure medal and now Lifetime of Adventure awardees. They’re best known for their gravity-defying stunts as wingsuit pilots. Together, the husband-and-wife duo use their books, films and motivational speeches to champion wilderness, advocate the emotional, spiritual and physical benefits of adventuring, and inspire audiences to face their fears.
Kate Leeming is an ultra-endurance cyclist who continually pushes the boundaries of what’s possible. Since 1990 she has cycled 96,500km – more than two and a half times the world’s circumference – across more than 40 countries, with each expedition proving more ambitious and physically demanding than the last. This year, she completed her Breaking the Cycle Across Australia expedition, a 7500km journey through Australia’s interior from its most easterly point (Cape Byron, NSW) to its most westerly (Steep Point, WA). Now, Kate has her sights set on Antarctica. Since 2018, she’s been training for the world’s first bicycle crossing of the Antarctic continent, via the South Pole.
Proceeds are donated to the Australian Geographic Society.