David and Maghnus bring the same honesty and energy they depend on in their expeditions to their talks.


Using lessons hard-learned and stories hard-earned they bring you into the adventurer’s world for an often brutal, sometimes funny but always inspiring journey. They pare back their story to its bare bones and in doing so highlight how even the grandest ambitions are realised only through teamwork, careful planning and persistence


Two amazing Lads with one amazing adventure to share, a great story of how a little bit of humility and a big dose of determination can help you achieve your goals.
Peter Clarke
Peter Clarke
General Manager Kerry Hotel, Shanghai


As part of our ‘Inspire’ series of talks you have set the bar very high for others to follow. From a company point of view, your question ‘why we do what we do’ was a real lesson all companies need to understand.
Tony Kiely
Tony Kiely
Managing Director, PEI Surgical, Dublin


The guys’ story encourages students to look at their strengths and build on them. It helps them to see the practical personal relevance of studying and always trying your best. They tie in information about culture, diet, survival, staying on task and making it happen for you. It was a huge success and the clear conclusion was that the students were motivated to take on their own challenges and adventures!”
Marie Twomey
Marie Twomey
St Nessan’s Transition Year Head


Since 2008 David Burns and Maghnus Collins have embarked upon man-powered adventures across the globe. The pair have cycled, run and kayaked for over 30,000 km in some of the most remote locations on earth.

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