Join us on Monday, 11 April to hear adventurer, philanthropist, chef and author, David Grier regale us with some of his amazing adventures.
David’s last challenge was a run from Guantanimo bay on the southern tip of Cuba to the most North eastern point – This was done just after his run from the John O’ Groats to Lands End down the UK, then a run from South to North Up Ireland followed by a run along Hadrian’s wall. In that same year David Ran from the most northern temple in Kashmir India to the most southern temple in the ocean at Kanyikumari a distance of some 4008 km and a time span of 93 days becoming one of the first people to complete this deemed to be impossible feat.
David was born on the 16th of January 1960 into a Cape wine farming family in South Africa, here his love of the outdoors, food, wine and adventure began. He set out to take all his passions to the extreme and explore the limits of the human mind and body.
After studying Hotel Management, David set out into the industry, starting the first of a string of successful restaurants. Always pushing the boundaries in the food industry he slowly began to make his mark in the industry culminating in his most recent restaurant being rated in the top 100 in SA. This led to television, brand exposure and his own range of food products.
To date: David has run The Great wall of China 4200km in 93 days, Run the entire coastline of South Africa 3300 km in 80 days, paddled from Africa to Madagascar 500km in 12 days, run the Island of Madagascar South to north 2700km in 67 days, run the entire length of India 4008 km in 93 days.
David is a trustee and ambassador for the ‘Cipla Miles for Smiles Foundation’, raising funds through adventure for Operation Smile,South Africa, who perform corrective surgery on children born with cleft lips and palates.
He has shaped the experiences of the last four challenges into a series of inspirational talks. His message is of hope and ‘making a difference’ in peoples lives through change, positivity, the right attitude, recognizing opportunity and never giving up.
More recently David established the ‘Miles for Smiles Foundation’, raising funds through adventure racing for Operation Smile,South Africa, to perform corrective surgery on children born with cleft lips and palates.
He has shaped the experiences of the last three challenges into a series of inspirational talks. His message is of hope and ‘making a difference’ in peoples lives through change, positivity, the right attitude, recognizing opportunity and never giving up.
Our 5 Minute member slot will be presented by Graham Harrison this month
Date: Monday, 11 April 2016
Venue: Ritz Hotel
Corner Main & Camberwell Roads, Sea Point, Cape Town, 8040
Phone: 021 439 6010
Time: 18:30 – 21:00
Full meal to be served at 18:30
Cost: Free to all paid up PSASA members, R300 for guests and R120 for member spouses
Looking forward to seeing you there!
PSASA Cape Chapter President 2016/17