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Val enthralled our members with a thoughtful, inspiring and personal journey. We’re excited to see what he does next!
— Belinda Kirk, Founder of Explorers Connect & Wild Night Out
Val had the room in overflow...an exciting, engaging and personal evening.
— Cambridge University Expeditions Society
Val Ismaili gave an inspirational and timely talk to our Year 8 pupils just before their exams and Summer outdoor adventure programme. The talk hit the right note from the start. It was well paced, informative, humorous and included so many of the values we promote to pupils - independence, perseverance, humility, critical thinking, teamwork and having the courage to take their own path as they look to the future. Feedback from pupils, and staff, was excellent. I would wholeheartedly recommend Val’s talk to any school as an example of what can be achieved with determination.
— Malcolm Hall, Assistant Head, Thomas's Battersea School
 

2019