Miles Hilton-Barber

Blind Adventurer | World Record Holder

Who am I

Miles Hilton-Barber has, in the last six years alone, set numerous world records whilst undertaking extreme endurance events in Siberia, and across the Sahara, Gobi, Qatar and Mojave Deserts. He is the first blind person to fly the English Channel in a Microlight, holds the British duel Microlight high-altitude record, and has wing-walked on a bi-plane. Television continues to use Miles' experience to write, create, produce and present high-quality programmes


Miles has been blind since his early twenties but has not let that stop him from challenging barriers. He has sought adventure and succeeded on expeditions to deserts, mountains and the Polar Regions. In 2008 he cage dived with Great White Sharks off Cape Town, where he also became the first blind person to abseil 350 feet down Table Mountain. He competed in a gruelling 3-day canoe race from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean via the Panama Canal. Miles is the first blind person to do the solo kamikaze skeleton run down the 5G Olympic bobsleigh track in Lillehammer, Norway, and participated in the toughest desert ultra-marathon in the world through Death Valley California.

Miles motivational presentations are full of the rich, humorous life-lessons he has learnt overcoming his blindness, epitomising his life-philosophy that; “the only limits in your life are those you accept yourself”. He uses his experiences as an international adventurer to motivate and inspire others to achieve their potential. His words are not hollow generalisations - he offers practical ideas that work for everyone. Miles' managerial background complements his skills as a speaker, enabling him to tailor his talks to your particular business and personal.

How he presents

He is an exceptional storyteller and corporate motivational speaker whose messages of "never give up", "expect the unexpected" and "think big to achieve big" come wrapped in a package of humour and profound personal insight.


  • Dream Big to Achieve Big
  • Expect the Unexpected
  • Never Give Up
  • The Importance of Teamwork
  • Don't Let Your Past Determine your Future
  • Facing Your Fears
  • Taking Advantage of Adversity

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United Kingdom