Acclaimed Explorer | Writer | Photographer
Bruce Kirkby’s incredible adventures have taken him to every corner of the earth – from Everest to Arabia, from Ethiopia to the Arctic. An acclaimed explorer, travel writer, and adventure television host (who also has a degree in engineering physics), Bruce’s expeditions – and the formidable adversities they’ve entailed — have made him an authority on change leadership and risk management. In his engaging talks, Bruce draws on the tests and trials he’s faced in his travels to offer simple strategies from the field that encourage people and organizations – wherever they find themselves – to move toward possibility and opportunity to create lasting success.
With three decades of international expedition experience behind him, Bruce has crossed Mongolia on horseback; traversed Borneo by sea-kayak; reached mountaineering summits on five continents; and trekked coast-to-coast trek over Iceland. Recently, he spent six months travelling to and living in a Himalayan Buddhist monastery with his young family – an experience chronicled on Travel Channel’s Big Crazy Family Adventure.
The former host of CBC’s No Opportunity Wasted, Bruce is also the bestselling author of two travel books, and his work appears regularly in The Globe and Mail, The New York Times, Outside, and EnRoute. His photography was selected by National Geographic as among “the most compelling adventure images of the decade.”