Thursday, October 27, 2011

Wednesday 2nd Nov. Meeting with Karen Darke

Please note; room change for this event, we will be on the ground floor in the Ainley suite, Venue: Cedar Court Hotel, Junction24, M62 Huddersfield/Halifax.

When: Arrive 7pm for 7.30pm start, Wednesday 2nd November.

After a tragic climbing accident at the age of 21, Karen Darke faced the rest of her life unable to walk. Understandably that seemed an insurmountable obstacle to any future happiness and yet her story sees the conquering of summits both actual and emotional in ways that most of us cannot imagine!

Now representing the UK in the 2012 Paralympics, Karen is taking time out of her really busy training schedule to come and share her story with us.

If you know of anyone who would benefit from the realization that we all have much to be grateful for and that they really have no problems, please impress upon them that this event will be one that will be remembered forever!

In part 2 of the evening Niri Patel will be sharing one of the training techniques he has worked on with Karen, and will give everyone the opportunity to literally ‘break through’ their limiting beliefs! Nothing holds a person back more than their limiting beliefs. How useful would it be to crush them and experience a life of unlimited possibilty?
Karen has the philosophy that to have the most impact in life we should challenge our constraints, adopt a positive mindset and support each other to be the best we can be.

Karen finds much of her inspiration through outdoor adventure. She was a keen runner and mountaineer before becoming paralysed in a rock-climbing accident, and has since pursued alternative ways to access the outdoors – canoeing, sit-skiing and hand-cycling. She has hand-cycled in various corners of the world, including Central Asia and the Himalaya, the Karakoram and the length of the Japanese archipelago. Karen has co-organised expeditions sea kayaking along the coastlines of British Columbia and Alaska, skiing across the Greenland icecap, climbing the kilometre-high vertical rock-face of El Capitan, and kayaking through the fjords of Patagonia.

As a coach and facilitator, Karen runs her own business, She is also an author and speaker, and works regularly with young people, schools, businesses and other organisations. She is currently on the British Paracycling Team, training for the London 2012 Paralympics.
“What is life if it isn’t an adventure? I’m constantly amazed by what can be achieved if we set our heart and mind to it. It’s all about finding belief, confidence, motivation and commitment. And of course, friends. Then there are no limits.”
Her first book “If You Fall” is published by O-Books and can be ordered at The second, “What It Takes” is currently in progress.
‘Karen's captivating story shines a bright light on the meaning of challenge, and on the limitless capabilities of the human spirit.’
Sir Ranulph Fiennes, polar explorer
Contact or +44 781 0590244
Flat 2, 71 Culduthel Road, Inverness, IV2 4HH, Scotland, UK.

As we are expecting this to be a busy event, please arrive in good time to ease the sign in process.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Please note
For more details of a great new training day being run by Angela Whitlock and Richard McCann, in Leeds on Sat 19th Nov, please go to


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