Miles Hilton-Barber is a British adventurer who, despite being blind, undertakes a variety of expeditions all around the world to raise awareness and money for a charity organization, and blind people in general.

miles_hilton_barberMiles has achieved more than many others would even dare consider.

Despite being blind for over 25 years, Miles has still lived his dreams, encouraging us to realise that “The only limits in our lives are those we accept ourselves.”

His remarkable adventures in recent years, setting numerous world records in the process, include:

  • Attempting to be the first blind person to reach the South Pole, in the process man-hauling a sledge over 250 miles across Antarctica
  • Completing “The Toughest Foot-race on earth” – 150 miles across the Sahara Desert in the Marathon des Sables
  • Climbing to 17,500 feet in the Himalayas
  • Climbing Mt Kilimanjaro and Mt. Blanc- Africa’s/Europe’s highest mountains
  • Running the 11-day Ultra-Marathon race across China from Gobi Desert to Great Wall
  • Completing the “Coldest Marathon on Earth”- the Siberian Ice Marathon
  • Crossing entire Qatar Desert non-stop day/night in 78 hours without sleep
  • Circumnavigating 38,000 miles around world using 80 forms of transport
  • Setting Malaysian Grand Prix lap record for blind driver in 200kph Lotus
  • Setting new British high-altitude record for a tandem microlight
  • Completing more than 40 skydiving jumps to date

He is currently preparing to undertake a 35-day, 12,500 microlight flight more than half way around the world, from London to Sydney, Australia, with Storm Smith, relying on speech-output on his instruments for navigation.

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