Over the past decade, the Turner Twins’ can-do attitude has led them on some pioneering projects to some of the most remote corners of the globe, via land, sea and in the air, using sustainable technologies to learn about our world.
At the centre of every adventure, partnership and their many successes is their moto ‘stronger together’.
Hugo and Ross have been exploring poles, mountains, deserts, continents and oceans together for years on a multi-year hunt for the mysterious Poles of Inaccessibility (POIs), becoming the first people to reach several of these poles. Uniquely, they have also compared traditional clothing and equipment used by early explorers against the modern – attempting to cross an ice cap and climb a mountain - using scientific and medical research to gain unique insights only the twins can offer.
The twins speak about the lessons they’ve learnt in tough environments with topics ranging from limitations and making your own luck, failure, teamwork, adaptability, mindset and leadership.
The Turner Twin can offer talks for schools, businesses and events with in-person talks, online talks or event interviews and panel discussions.
National Geographic Learning
We were lucky enough to work with the Turner Twins in November 2022 as part of our speaker line up for our Educational Forum hosted in the UAE. The theme focused on the skills students need to be successful citizens and Hugo and Ross adeptly wove these threads into their story and provided an engaging, exciting and enlightening session. We thoroughly enjoyed working with the Turner Twins – receptive to feedback and they grasped the brief quickly and entirely. And thoroughly delightful to be with. We wouldn’t hesitate to work with them again!
Head of Strategic Marketing – ELT EMEA
England Rugby Seven’s Team
The Turner Twins delivered a brilliantly insightful and inspiring talk to the England Rugby 7’s squad, taking the players through their adventures, experiences and obstacles. The talk was an opportunity for the players to learn about performing under pressure, pushing yourself to the limit, approaching challenges with the right mindset and learning to embrace the unexpected. Hugo and Ross provided a fantastic insight into pushing yourself to be the best and helped the players understand how the skills they have learned from professional rugby can translate into their next careers.
Personal Development Manager, RPA
DEEP invited the Turner Twins to attend our Q1 company off site to deliver a talk themed around human performance in extreme environments. We are at the very beginning of an extremely challenging mission, the intent was to listen to incredible stories of overcoming challenging odds through perseverance and determination. The talk Hugo & Ross delivered was exactly that! Two incredible humans who wake up and say yes to life every day, ready to embark on the next adventure. We were very inspired by their stories and lessons learned.
Director - Elite Performance & Training Services, DEEP
Duke of Edinburgh Award
Hugo and Ross delivered excellent talks at our Gold Award celebration events, engaging members of the audience of all ages with their stories and talking authentically about their experiences. They have also delivered an online talk for our Youth Ambassadors, focussing in more detail on the sustainable elements of their adventures. By talking openly about the challenges they have faced and the obstacles they have overcome, they were able to inspire and motivate our Youth Ambassadors and helped them to engage meaningfully with environmental topics.
The twins have so many wonderful and unique accounts about overcoming adversity, extraordinary adventuring and the fascinating comparisons between original and contemporary equipment and clothing. They are natural story tellers who are able to build an instant rapport with audiences large and small. By combining humour with edge-of-seat drama they leave their listeners amused, inspired and wanting more! Both Hugo and Ross are charming and approachable and as happy and competent in live Q and A sessions as they are in more formal presentation settings.
Commercial Director of Virgin Galactic
Fortnum & Mason
Hugo and Ross were charming, fascinating and attentive in equal measure, and their talk was a great success with the audience. We’d welcome them back to Fortnum’s in a heartbeat.”
They have spoken at multiple events and schools - here are a few organisations they've had the privilege of speaking to over the past few years.