A few months have gone by since I finished my crossing of the Atacama desert and now I’m immersed again in preparation; this time for the 2017 expedition. You’ll read about it soon on my social networks.
But until then, in the words of Freddie Mercury “the show must go on”, I have to keep on with a hard training regime (yes, I promise that soon there will be a new post in which I’ll explain how I ready myself for the expeditions). I’m making the most of these months in Spain to dedicate some time to another of my passions: sharing my experiences with you, above all with companies and their personnel to help them face any kind of adversity.
Over the last few weeks, I have given lectures in Calahorra, Avilés and Madrid.
In Calahorra, I took part in the Mountain and Adventures conference, which the local mountaineering group organises every year. I was able to share my experiences from the “Pedalling to the South Pole” project with the attendees.
In Avilés, I had the honour to take part in the 10th anniversary “Clinic Emprenda”, a meeting for entrepreneurs which this year dealt with “Innovation and Cooperation”. My speech, titled “Uncertainty management in enterprise”, allowed me to explain how I face and deal with each of my challenges.
And then in Madrid, I spoke at the Menudos Corazones Foundation’s Congenital Heart Disease conference: The intelligence of the heart. The conference, proclaimed to be of interest in the field of health by the Community of Madrid, was aimed at families with children who suffer from this kind of disease, to inform them about different aspects of the problem.
In this conference, which was really special for me, I tried to add my two cents’ talking abpout my experiences as the first person to reach the South Pole autonomously on a bike and explaining how to turn fear into an ally.