Dave Cornthwaite

Dave Cornthwaite is an Adventurer, Author, Filmmaker, Motivational Speaker and founder of Say Yes More.

Since quitting his last job in 2005, Dave has travelled over 19,000 miles under his own steam, written three books, given over 1000 public presentations, broken nine world records, raised over £100,000 for charity and encouraged thousands of people to say YES!

Dave's Expedition1000 project consists of 25 journeys of 1000 miles or more, each using a different form of non-motorised transport. Amongst other things (like swimming 1001 miles) he's travelled further by skateboard and stand up paddleboard than any other human, ever.

Dave's latest book, Life in the Slow Lane, has reached #1 in Amazon's Adventure section on multiple occasions. His first book, BoardFree, might be responsible for lots of people quitting their jobs. He also wrote a book about dating, because love is an adventure, too ;)

Dave also has an impressive array of smaller adventure and social projects under his belt, including staying awake for 72 hours straight and going very fast on an Aquaskipper.

His mission: to motivate people to break down their fears, test themselves a bit, consume less, do what they love, enjoy Mondays and look after their own little corner of the planet, because if we're all happy the world will be a much better place.

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