Day 6: June
Another great month of adventure in 2018.
Started off on by wild camping and wild swimming in the Lake District as May ended, soaking in the sun as every local told me "it'll be rain for the rest of summer in a week"
Onto Italy, hiking and via ferrata with six lovely ladies in the glorious sunshine of the dolomites. The biggest injury was my sides splitting from the laughter! (@make__things__happen you are mainly to blame!)
June finished on a high too with three days climbing in the Lake District in the exhausting heat, but boy was it fun! Even got a competition winning photo out of it...
Spent the last 3 days hiking the Abel Tasman Coast Track, a stunning 60+ km through sandy beaches and native rainforest. We camped by the beach and saw seals, a ray and countless birds. What an incredible place!
Since it’s the UN #internationalmountainday I figured we needed to get some mountains up in here!
This year’s campaign focuses on why #mountainsmatter . Did you know for instance that over half the global population is dependent on mountainous regions for food and water? Irresponsible tourism, land degradation and climate change all threaten mountain environments and the communities within them.
The best way to help, is to travel responsibly and sustainably, and do whatever you can to mitigate the impacts of your mountain adventures
Things to be excited about:
1. It’s Friday 🙌🏼🎉
2. My new 1 day resilience & adventure workshops are now LIVE for 2019🤸♀️
The first one will take place on Fri 29th March and will be held at a secret location near Bristol. You will learn survival and bushcraft skills from an ex military survival expert as well as be coached in tools and techniques for applying these skills to every day life 💪
Details are linked in my bio - if you are interested or know anyone who might fancy this as an alternative Christmas pressie, please get in touch! 🎄😊
Dusty legs courtesy of a complete crossing of the @northyorkmoors in 17.5 hours.
The Lyke Wake Walk is a great challenge and I highly recommend it!
Pro tip: a support team is an absolute must (big shout out to my parents!)
Doubtful Sound is spectacular. We did an overnight cruise which included exploring part of the Sound by kayak and then leaping off the ship and going for a swim! Best of all, we saw penguins, seals AND dolphins 😁 NZ is epic
R A I N B O W S
When it rains, look for a rainbow.. or 2 🌈🌈🌈 Its easy to forget how important it is to try and do something that makes you truly happy.. something that feeds our soul!
I was lucky enough to go for a walk with a really good friend. We didnt know where we were going so we snaked around trying to find a good walk and some lakes.... we found A pond 😏
Sunday mornings when I'm at home usually involve a 'run' somewhere near Kinder.
I have zero willpower for getting out on my own, so I'm truly grateful for having these two to make me get my fat arse out of bed, to force me up a hill, and encourage me to work harder, whatever the weather.
We chat, we puff, we pretend to run (or make running shapes) when we see other people, even though we might have been walking up that hill, we even bump into local celebs sometimes.
“There is a superwoman in every single one of you”…
What an extraordinary evening with extraordinary women @adventurequeensuk ! BIG THANKS to the inspirational @adventurequeenmother a.k.a Super Sue, the First Adventure Queens Grant winner for sharing her epic journey and words of wisdom and to the incredible @loz_stocks a.k.a Laura with her learnings as a newbie explorer… a truly amazing evening with #adventurequeens
“Your adventure is yours❤️...there’s no rule book to adventuring”
🙏🏼 @jubelbeer for bringing the hydration
REMEMBER Female Adventurers… get in your applications for the 2018 Adventure Queens Grant
When things don’t go to plan! We attempted to hike Mt Somers but had to turn back half way due to some deep snow and poor vis ➡️ it was still a beautiful hike. We actually have our winter gear but thought it was overkill so didn’t take it! Think we may end up using it at this rate...
Mini morning run outside in Manchester today. I've had to start my half marathon training a bit early after I potentially agreed to do one in Barcelona in February!
Couldn't face an outdoor run yesterday because it was so cold so I settled for a gym run but it's just not the same. Made it today though so I'm feeling all sorts of smug. Followed it with a McDonald's breakfast and I feel no shame!