Dr Glenn Singleman
Dr. Glenn Singleman is one of Australia's most respected and accomplished professional adventurers. He currently holds four world records in extreme sport. He is also a practising medical doctor and an internationally acclaimed documentary filmmaker.
This year, he was a key member of the Challenger Deep team that successfully sent acclaimed Hollywood director James Cameron (Avatar, Titanic, Aliens, Terminator) to the deepest point on the planet - The Mariana Trench - in a submarine designed and built in Australia. Dr Singleman was a member of the management team, the Second Unit Director, the Expedition Doctor, a member of the Submarine Team responsible for James Cameron's life support, and he is the Post Production Supervisor responsible for two National Geographic 3D Feature Films to be released late in 2012. This is Dr Singleman's third project with James Cameron.
Previously, with his wife, Heather Swan, he made the first and only wingsuit flight across Sydney Harbour (December 2010) and in 2008 he set the World Record for the highest wingsuit jump (37,650ft). The jump was featured on 60 Minutes and was the subject of an 11-page feature article in Australian Geographic Magazine.
In 2006, with his wife Heather Swan he set a new World Record for Altitude BASEjumping (highest exit point) and the highest Wingsuit BASEjump (exit point). The Australian Geographic Society recognised the achievement with the Spirit of Adventure Award. This jump shattered Glenn's 1992 World Record.
Then, with a friend, Glenn jumped (with a parachute) from The Great Trango Tower (20,000 feet or 6258 metres) in Pakistan, establishing a new world record in the emerging sport of BASEjumping (jumping from fixed objects with a specially designed parachute system).
BASEClimb - the film he made about the adventure - screened in 127 countries to over 200 million people. Critically and popularly acclaimed, it won 21 International Awards, set new standards in its category and became National Geographic's most popular adventure documentary. Footage of the jump has been described as the most powerful ever shot of BASEjumping. BASEClimb was voted one of the best 10 adventure documentaries of all time by American Men's Journal.
In 2000 Glenn wrote, produced and directed BASEClimb 2: Defying Gravity, which told the story of his wife Heather's quest to learn to mountaineer and BASEjump so she could climb and jump a higher cliff than the Great Trango Tower. BASEClimb 2 screened around the world on free-to-air and National Geographic cable and quickly surpassed the original BASEClimb documentary commercially, with BASEClimb 3 following in 2011.
For Glenn the BASEClimb projects were just one in a string of bold adventures (including flying the first hot air balloons over Mt Everest and the world's highest black tie dinner party) that were previously thought impossible.
Between 2003 and 2005 Glenn was the doctor and part of the camera crew on Deep Ocean Expedition's voyages to make first the Imax documentary Aliens of the Deep and then for Discovery Channel the live television special Last Mysteries of the Titanic, both projects directed by James Cameron.
Glenn is also one of Australia's most popular professional speakers. In demand since 1993, he has spoken all around the world largely about the process of peak performance and overcoming fear. He has made over 700 professional presentations - many of them return visits to Top 100 companies. He is also a popular media commentator on extreme sport, fear and managing risk.
Dr Singleman continues to work as a medical practitioner, working in the Emergency and Critical Care Units at Sydney Adventist Hospital in Sydney.
Glenn Singleman travels from New South Wales Australia
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