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Inspirational Blind Adventurer


  • “Having spent many years in darkness during my incarceration in the Middle East, I have some small understanding of what it is to experience sight loss. It is therefore with great admiration that I give my support to Miles. He brings encouragement not only to the visually-impaired, but to thousands of others throughout the world."
    Terry Waite CBE
  • "Miles Hilton Barber does what he does to inspire others. If he can take on the walk to the South Pole, then a grandmother who is losing her sight might just feel able to take on the walk to the local Post Office. I've never met anyone whose courage is being used to such great effect"
    Steve Hood, Arrows Formula One Team - Head of Marketing
  • “I can't even imagine the difficulties of travelling in Polar Regions without being able to see things. My admiration for Miles is enormous..."
    Sir Ranulph Fiennes OBE
  • "Miles’ attempt to be the first blind person to walk to the South Pole is an extreme act of courage, and I have nothing but awesome admiration for his bravery and determination.”
    Michael Palin
  • “Miles Hilton Barber is extraordinary. I have travelled all over the world and been through physical hardship with many companions but working beside him was remarkable. In crossing the 200-km stony Qatar Desert without support he never really flagged and he only fell twice - less often than I did! Frankly, his blindness was my eye opener and he gives a great talk.”
    Dr Mike Stroud OBE
  • "Miles Hilton Barber has a wonderfully inspiring attitude to life. His simple 'life rules' make living a more rewarding experience, and help you to focus on the important things in life that can make a real difference."
    David Thompson, Service Business Manager - Operations, Rolls-Royce PLC

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