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
Pass on your air miles
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.
Stories behind the man
Whilst every picture tells a story, every world
record attempt involves hours of preparation and hard work. Things
don't always work out the way one expects.
You can get more of an idea about the trials and
tribulations I face
during world record breaking by reading the
I've also added a page about some of the
funny stories behind things not going according to plan. I've
been left quite embarassed and sometimes
it's been a lot worse!
Photos are available for licensing to media interested in publicising my adventures. Those photos available appear below.
Photos for licensing
Before contacting me to license photos, here's some info:
- all photos are JPG
- file size ranges from 1.1 MB to 9.7 MB; the majority are 4-6 MB
- all photos licensed are on a one-time non-exclusive, non-sublicensable, non-transferable basis within the standard usage parameters
- world record attempts become official world records when the associated system approves them
- if using photos for Guinness World Records™ attempts, please include the ™ symbol with the name
- please credit the associated photographer
- I don't represent any world record system