took to world record-breaking in
2004 after being inspired by a record-setting rally
driver in Kenya. What began as a hobby soon escalated
into an active publicity pursuit. Today, he promotes the
work of social and environmental causes. For these
purposes, the most fitting game plans are chosen; then
world titles are attempted and frequently created.
Wall Street Journal:
Shaking On It in Times Square
Good cause of the month
Elephants For Africa, Botswana, is dedicated to elephant conservation through research and education.
If you would like regular exposure from Alastair's activities, become his Sustaining Sponsor:
- A range of attempts annually
- Your brand in multiple media
- Distribute your own media releases
- Receive product endorsements
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Have you got unwanted air miles?
By donating them to Alastair, you'll enable him to attempt records in new parts of the world!
Equipment for hire
Contact Alastair if you would like to hire equipment left after attempting world records.
Behind every world record attempt is the expertise of professionals in their field.
Their success underpins Alastair's.
|They are listed here|
How To Be A Successful Record Breaker
There seem to be plenty of folk who really want to know this, because I keep getting asked. I could write a compact step-by-step booklet with plenty of visuals, that would include:
- Secrets which took me to #2 worldwide during the previous decade
- Brainstorming, finding the right team, and gathering media interest
- Tips to get active support from people who wouldn't otherwise get involved
- Fast clever ways to analyse the benefits associated with potential records
- Optimal balances between fun and commitment, useful milestone indicators and more...
The booklet would be download-able for a small payment.
Would you be a potential customer? Email me!
You can have it cheap, fast or good.
– It can be cheap and fast, but it won't be good.
– It can be cheap and good, but it won't be fast.
– It can be good and fast, but it won't be cheap.
What people say about Alastair...
Alastair Galpin is crazy about conservation, crazy about world records and crazy enough to do (almost) anything – this is a unique way to support your environmental cause.
Alastair cares about people, and the energy he puts into raising awareness of deprivation and injustice is admired. The Great Global Pokie Drop record-breaking stunt (four pokies/slots dropped from over 1000 ft from a helicopter into a rubbish tip), was a great global success.
As an independent world record breaker, my objectives are to assist environmental and community organisations primarily in developing countries communicate their messages.
Attempting world records is not only
rewarding, it's an excellent way to draw attention.
History has proven that those who dare to differ,
frequently command interest. When applied to my world
record-breaking, this view largely explains generally
high levels of media response particularly in north
America, western Europe and parts of Australasia.
This has been reflected by the
recent media attention surrounding two of my world
record attempts - that of the world's biggest bottle cap
sculpture in the shape of a rugby ball, and my attempt
held in Times Square, New York, to break the world
record for the longest continuous handshake.
I am able to guide clients in choosing a world record attempt of relevance to their cause, by drawing on several world record systems. Whether you are engaged at the front line of environmental protection or in community improvement, attempting a world record can bring widespread exposure to what you do.
It's true, one doesn't need to agree
with everyone all the time. But it is good to connect with
people where our and their interests intersect. And when
someones as impressive as Rafa Nadal, you've got to respect
them! He's such a champion in his own right and a world record
holder, having won his seventh French open title in June 2012 and his success has provided him with choices like what
he does in his spare time (http://www.pokerstars.com/poker/promotions/rafa-nadal/). As for me,
I'd rather be watching him strive for more sporting achievements
on the tennis court which is what I respect him for most of
As with sponsoring big sporting occasions, world record attempts can provide a means for companies to not only gain worldwide media attention, but also to be seen to support the various causes which I seek to promote and raise awareness of. This can provide ideal low-cost advertising opportunities for companies which care about environmental and charitable causes. It also builds a long-lasting relationship.
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Youngsters – especially children aged 11 to 12 – love learning about world record breakers.
My seven years of world record
adventures have included the exhilarating, the
crestfallen, and everything in between. My appearances
encourage children to be their best, and stimulate their
imaginations positively. Let me entertain you. And if
you think you've got what it takes to break specific
mock world records, you'll have a chance to show your
skills in front of everyone.
I have written various stories on
this website about the world records which I've
achieved. These provide a fascinating insight into the
reality behind many of the high-profile stunts which
gain considerable worldwide media attention. They also
provide real inspiration to those looking to achieve
If you are creating a school
project, why not look to make it more exciting and
something different, by turning it into a world record
Whether you’re a team, by yourself
or working together as a class, world
record inspiration can help turn what might seem a
dull topic into something exceptional. Who cares what
your topic is. Chances are that someone, somewhere, will
have got a world record for it. Okay… maybe for
No journalist's article would be complete without at least one great photo.
To capture readers' imaginations,
license your high resolution professionally taken shots
here. There's everything from self-explanatory to
blatantly ridiculous. The memories are lasting, and you
can share these bygone days with your audiences.
My world records gain wide media
exposure, and are frequently covered by journalists.
Photos can be licensed for a single article or for a
series, linked to either the world records themselves or
for a wide variety of other applications.
World record attempts attract wide media exposure.
World record breakers are often
high-flyers. I’m one. So when the Problem Gambling Foundation of New
Zealand and I teamed up to set a new world
record for the most radio interviews in 24 hours,
we sure got a lot of media attention. Online casinos in New Zealand were
so impressed, they couldn’t ignore me.
Do you remember hearing us on air on
that crazy day? The stunt drew publicity from both the
gambling and anti-gambling communities internationally –
including from online casinos. That leaves me with one
message for you. Do what I enjoy doing: find what you
love – whatever that may be - and chase it with passion!
There are various ways of following my latest exploits, depending on your preference.
- The latest news on
I always update my website with news of my latest achievements, with the full story behind my successes and a more light-hearted look at where things have not gone quite to plan. I also provide news on this site of forthcoming world record attempts and publicity events.
- Follow my Facebook
My Facebook page enables you to share your thoughts on world record breaking and donate to help sponsor further world record attempts which are in the pipeline. This will allow you to contribute to a tremendously high-impact means of promoting good causes that simply don't have the resources themselves, helping to raise effective public awareness for issues like urban poverty in developed nations, the slaughter of tropical mammals for trade, for children with Down Syndrome, and lawless destruction in national parks.
Follow me on Twitter
You can also follow my exploits on Twitter - originally set up to follow my progress during the world record for most radio interviews in a suspended cage. Now I've decided to provide the latest news of my exploits and world record achievements here. This provides a valuable means of following my progress as I strive to retain my position as New Zealand's most prolific world record breaker.
- Read my blog
Finally, you can read more sound bites about my world records and forthcoming attempts on my WorldRecordChase.com blog. This is designed to provide a more general view of world records, attempts and my experiences as I travel across the globe in search of new challenges.
I rely on a great deal of support to maintain my record breaking attempts.
My achievements have recently been rewarded by a website called PokerListings. Currently they are working on promoting unique projects that use the web in a creative way. I've been selected and would like to thank them for the support.
The site recognises how I use world records to improve myself, and my work to raise awareness of issues, through record breaking stunts. What they have found especially noteworthy is my work to raise awareness of problem gambling, such as my records for the Most radio interviews in suspended cage and Greatest height to drop gambling machines.
To find out about some of the ways in which
we can use record breaking activities to complement advertising
and media campaigns, have a look at our
I also rely on the expertise of a
great number of professionals. Their success underpins
mine, and they are listed here.