September 25, 2018


Contact: Frank A. Kruppenbacher
Director, Public Relations
Rochester School for the Deaf
1545 St. Paul Street
Rochester, New York 14621
585-544-1240 ext. 0

26th Annual Adventures in Education to Welcome World-Record Adventurist Dave Cornthwaite
British Author and Social Media Producer Has Logged More Than 22,000 Miles Under His Own Power

ROCHESTER, NY – Rochester School for the Deaf (RSD) 26th-anniversary edition of its Adventures in Education program welcomes trailblazing British adventurer Dave Cornthwaite, Thursday, October 25, 2018, as the program’s special guest presenter. An Hors d’Oeuvres, wine, and dessert reception for registered guests starts at 5:00 p.m. in the school’s Learning Resource Center. Cornthwaite’s community presentation starts at 7:00 p.m. in the RSD Auditorium and will be accessible in American Sign Language and real-time captions. RSD is located at 1545 St. Paul Street, in Rochester. Guests may visit: to register for the reception and presentation or the presentation only. Patron and Underwriter sponsor levels are also available. Proceeds provide enhancements and enrichment to RSD’s education programs for deaf and hard-of-hearing children and youth, newborn to age 21.

Dave Corthwaite is a record-breaking and world-record setting individual who has traveled over 22,000 miles without motors (e.g. skateboard, stand-up paddleboard, swimming, kick scooter, bicycle, etc.) as part of his groundbreaking Expedition 1000 project. He also is the founder of SayYesMore and the YesTribe, community initiatives designed to create opportunities that nudge people towards finding out what they are really capable of doing and becoming. Cornthwaite’s epic journeys have spawned numerous short films, three books, including his best-selling Life in the Slow Lane, and speaking engagements worldwide, inspiring audiences and individuals alike to live life in such a way as to never need a vacation.

Cornthwaite’s Expedition 1000 is his long-term aim to take twenty-five journeys of at least 1000 miles each using a different form of non-motorized transport. His quest started in 2006, when Cornthwaite completed the longest journey by skateboard – 3,618 miles across Australia, from Perth to Brisbane, setting a Guinness World Record for the feat. He has completed 14 such journeys to date in locations around the world, via kayak, swimming, recumbent, tandem, and water bike, bike car, and kick scooter. Cornthwaite is credited as being the first, and so far only, person to ever travel the entire navigable length of the Mississippi River on a stand-up paddleboard from its source in Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico.

According to his own writing on his Web site, Cornthwaite says that his philosophy of adventure is, “The very essence of life, for me, …testing and teasing the boundaries of my comfort zone. We don't improve by completing easy tasks, we only grow when we try new things. With this in mind, I live according to what stretches me in all directions and this way, being suitably stretched, I can attempt to fit more inside.”

Photo credit: Dave Cornthwaite




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