Tarka L’Herpiniere

Explorer, Endurance Athlete & Filmmaker

Still in his twenties, Tarka L’Herpiniere has accomplished some of the most extraordinary and awe-inspiring expeditions. His courageous and ambitious key themes of his talks as an after dinner speaker include taking opportunities, overcoming adversity and staying focused in tough times. Tarka knows first hand how to deal with disappointment and hardship, along with the importance of staying motivated during these times. Tarka inspires audiences as a motivational speaker, pushing them to break away from self-imposed limitations in order to achieve their goals. Tarka’s humour, dramatic photographs and film footage ensure an unforgettable speech or presentation.

Tarka L’Herpiniere, at just 16 years old, found a bicycle lying in skip, restored it and embarked on a 1,000km journey. Tarka soon became inspired to test his physical and mental limits, so attempted and succeeded to run eight consecutive marathons in eight days. As an after dinner speaker, Tarka explains what drove him to take on such feats and the amazing sort of his accomplishments.

Tarka grew up in the French Alps, Tarka’s love of the mountains led him to go on and conquer of summits around the world, such as Mt Aconcagua in Argentina. Tarka attempted the ascent of Mt Everest, but developed a highly dangerous condition at 7km above sea level and had to be evacuated. Achieving peak performance on multiple occasions, Tarka describes the eerie and determination in order to do so during his talks as an after dinner speaker, an attribute relatable to business and sporting environments alike.

Tarka L’Herpiniere and his partner, Katie-Jane became the first pair to walk the entire length of the Great Wall of China, a journey spanning more than 3,000 miles (4,300km), taking 167 days to complete. Their expedition meant they travelled and experienced all China has to offer – surviving the inhospitable environments like the heat of the Gobi desert, to snowy -35C mountains. Both Tarka and Katie-Jane agree that the most influential aspect they encountered had to be the people and their generosity.

Tarka and Katie-Jane give a dual talk as motivational speakers explaining just what is necessary to achieve high levels of peak performance, including overcoming adversity and mental conditioning. Their remarkable story of joint achievement motivates and inspires audiences and drives people to maximise success in their lives.

To book Tarka L’Herpiniere as the motivational speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing agent@championsukplc.com or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

When at corporate events, Tarka is known to cover the following topics:

  • Follow Your Dreams
  • Persevere Despite Difficulties and Set-Backs
  • Courage & Conquering the Fear of Failure
  • Achieve Your Goals – Achieve Your Potential
  • Co-Operation in Adversity

See what people had to say about Tarka, when he appeared at their corporate events:

‘I would like to thank you for the absolutely fantastic talk that you gave. Everyone I spoke to after the event found your story captivating and very inspirational. People have been talking about it ever since.’ Admiral Group

‘Thank you so much for your dynamic presentation. It was enlightening, enthralling, inspirational – what more can I say? Our students were captivated and motivated by your words and by the stunning photography and video footage.’ Wycliffe College