Based: Cape Town
In this day & age of the 21stcentury one would think that all credible world first explorations have been done… but they haven’t. The past twelve years, Riaan Manser has re-written the definition of tenacity & become the epitome of courage & determination.
Manser rose to prominence on becoming the first person to cycle around the perimeter of Africa. For over twenty four months, alone & unaided, he pedalled a staggering 37,000 km through 34 countries, some of which rank as the most dangerous countries on Earth. Manser’s achievement earned him the title “OutThere Adventurer of the Year 2006” & his book, “Around Africa on my Bicycle”, became a bestseller.
During Riaan’s journey he was imprisoned in Equatorial Guinea & was held captive by drugged teenage rebels in Liberia. Both occasions he secured his release through his charm, amicable personality & exceptional powers of persuasion.
Along the way Manser ate some exotic dishes such as monkey, bat, camel & rat.
As if cycling the perimeter of the continent wasn’t enough, he also climbed Mt Kilimanjaro & descended to Lake Assal, the highest & lowest points on the continent.
On seeing Riaan’s story on television, Nelson Mandela personally requested a meeting with Manser, saying it was “a performance that will inspire the youth of the continent”.
The Explorer’s Club in New York – whose members include the first man to reach the North Pole, the first to reach the South Pole, the top of Everest, the deepest point in the ocean & the first man on the moon – extended a special invitation to Manser to speak before its illustrious organisation.
“Amazing! Inspiring! His message touched all of us.”
– Zurich Bank: Toronto Canada
“Outstanding job ….the audience was captivated throughout”
– IQ Business
“Top clients were enthralled & captivated….
kept the audiences engrossed”
– First National Bank
“Highest satisfaction scores from employees….rated the event the best they had ever attended”
– Procter &Gamble South Africa
“Instrumental in getting staff to exceed performance expectations….contributed to achieving our collective goals.”
– Standard Bank PEXCO Team
“Beyond grateful…. feedback has been amazing
– you were GREAT!”
– Gordon Institute of Business Science
“Working with Manser was a real dream…..professional & world class”