The Highest Kayak




The Highest Kayak

During the last big obstacle to achieving his Youngest Climbing World Record – reaching the top of the world’s highest volcano (Ojos del Salado) – Daniel found the inspiration for his next World Record attempt.

Standing alone on the summit of the volcanic giant, he spotted a small frozen lake just beneath the summit, and soon after returning home, he began planning for ‘The Highest Swim‘.

Arriving to find the highest lake completely frozen solid, instead of accepting defeat and giving up altogether, he decided to focus on his backup plan, of kayaking in a lower lake.

In the face of setbacks, Daniel ended up achieving his 2nd Guinness World Record – the Highest Altitude Kayak – within a year of completing his first record- breaking adventure.

Having to battle with carrying his kayak up the mountain on top of the usual mountaineering and survival gear, weighing more than 50kg | 110lbs, Daniel had to rely on physical and mental resilience.

With the knowledge that kayaking in extreme conditions at high altitude was going to be an unknown, Daniel accepted the huge risks and the challenges ahead to kayak at an impressive 5,707 m | 18,723 ft, the water freezing instantly as it hit his gear.


What Satisfied Clients are Saying

"Absolutely amazing presentation, story and feat. Very inspiring and looking forward to climbing my first mountain"
"We've just listened to Daniel's presentation tonight and I've gotta tell you that it was absolutely fantastic"
"You really achieved a lot for us tonight as a group and I want to personally thank you for being the speaker that you are"
"Fascinating & inspiring! He had me captivated as soon as he started speaking. Thank you!"
"Daniel has the ability to break down the extraordinary and make it applicable to our every day lives and challenges."
"Daniel is an inspiration, with such a strong growth mindset he has achieved what most of us would not dare to try."
"Highly recommend listening to his amazing story, it may just give you the motivation needed to chase your dreams and make it happen!"
"Truly outstanding! Not only did Daniel reach these incredible heights, but he has inspired and challenged us to do the same!"
"Immediately grabbed everyone's undivided, awestruck attention. Engaging and eye-opening."
"Speaking at our annual conference this year, Daniel was the best motivational talk I have heard. The first motivational speaker I could really relate to."
"I was on the edge of my seat throughout his presentation and highly recommend Daniel to speak at any corporate event!"
"Daniel was an audience favorite and contributed significantly to the success of both our events. Awesome! "
"The audience loved his solid takeaways that everyone can benefit from, in their everyday professional and personal lives."
"In the words of our attendees: extraordinary speaker, incredibly engaging, absolutely inspiring, brilliant, and informative!"
"After the presentation, Daniel was kind enough to engage in conversations. He is truly interested in inspiring and motivating others."
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