September 16, 2018

“You’re living the dream”

I can’t tell you the amount of people who've uttered these words to me. Four little words which suggest you've got it all figured out. If only! 

I guess from the outside it looks that way. I imagine my Instagram looks like I’m always on holiday,...

November 28, 2017

Incidents do happen, be prepared with a Personal Location Beacon.

October 1, 2017

What can 17 women do to make an impact on the plastic pollution? Paddle 300km across the width of Britain of course! 

Paddle Pickup isn't just about picking up litter, it's more than than! It combines adventure with raising awareness of the plastic proble...

March 31, 2017

Harness check, rope check, glacier gear, check. Shovel, probe, transceiver, check. Skis, poles, helmet goggles check. Walking to the lift station in the crisp morning air, I run through the gear I need for todays ski tour. Double checking all the vital bits haven't bee...

October 20, 2016

I’m standing naked behind a toilet block in deepest autumnal Scotland, clutching a 5L bottle of luxury hot water, taken from the toilet hot tap in one hand, and a bar of soap in the other. I’ve just cycled 50km, I’m sweaty, tired and in need of that fresh clean feeling...

October 1, 2016

My biggest fear isn’t being taken out by a massive ocean wave, nor looking up at a 100ft granite cliff I’m about to climb. It isn't the fear of falling or getting lost in the mountains. Nor does it include spiders, snakes and monsters that live in the dark.


MY BIGGEST...

September 1, 2016

Dreaming up adventures is easy, making them happen is relatively strait forward, doing them can be a challenge, but the hardest decision by far, is when to admit defeat. ​

​This week I gave a talk about three of my favourite expeditions. It had been a while since I last...

January 1, 2016

There is a thin invisible line which separates adventure, from misadventure. When your playing with the elements and tickling the edge of your comfort zone, you can stumble over this line without any warning. Consequences can be serious, but the learning can be invalua...

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