More About Leslie J Binns Inspirational Speaker
An injured veteran with six operational tours under his belt, including Bosnia, Iraq & Afghanistan.
Awards including The Queens Commendation for Bravery, Chief of Joint Operations Commendation & The Royal Humane Society's Silver Life saving medal. Les's Military career was cut short in 2009.
Whilst on patrol in Afghanistan Les was blinded when a fellow Afghan Warrior stepped on and initiated an Improvised Explosive Device (IED). With the incredible help of the medical staff at Camp bastion and Birmingham Hospital Les was able to retain the sight in one eye.
On leaving the Army, he was also diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Les talks about his struggle with PTSD, his physical injuries, the road to climb the worlds highest mountain, giving up his summit in an attempt to rescue two fellow mountaineers, his second attempt & raising tens of thousands of pounds for veterans charities.
Les has wowed audiences with his exploits as a Soldier and High Altitude Mountaineer.
Get in touch to see how Les can Inspire and Motivate your audience.
Camp 1 Everest nepal
Everest Tibet Basecamp
Camp 1 Everest nepal
Everest 2022 Summit Bid
In 2016 Les financed his own summit attempt of Mt Everest. He stopped 500m short of the summit to rescue a dying climber (Sunita Hazra) who was suffering from Cerebral & Pulmonary Oedema & Frostbite. He also tried to save the life of another climber (Subash Paul) but sadly he later died. In 2017 he returned to Everest to try again and raised in excess of £35,000 for ABF the soldiers charity. However this attempt was thwarted by some of the most horrendous weather. Les was also involved in the rescue of a team mate Now Les is going to try and achieve his life goal of summiting the worlds highest mountain in 2022. Les is looking for a commercial sponsor. If you are interested in becoming part of this exciting opportunity then please get in touch. Many thanks.
Les has spoken to a wide and varied audience and can incorporate your message or main focal points within his talk.
Les's experiences were both fascinating and inspirational in themselves but on top of that his delivery was honest, eloquent and engaging. I could have carried on listening for hours,
RGS audience member
You're an absolute champion! I cant thank you enough for coming down and telling your story. You nailed it! It was the highlight of the night. So many people saying how awesome you were and how good the talk was. They found it fascinating, inspirational and funny!
I thought that Les was an amazing speaker. He was natural, honest and hugely engaging. It felt like a one on one conversation rather than a talk to a full auditorium.