TOUGH GIRL PODCAST 2021

Every episode  is full of inspiring stories of women overcoming great challenges.

The Tough Girl Podcast won the  Shextreme Best Adventure Podcast Award in 2019 & the Women's Sports Trust #BeAGameChanger National Award for Media Initiative of the Year 2018.

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Nuran Honakhande

Nuran Honakhande

An adventurous mum whose aim is to inspire and encourage mums to adventure solo with kids. *** 29th July ***

Dr. Megan Banker

Dr. Megan Banker

A plus-size outdoor adventurer and chiropractor on a mission to inspire and empower people to step into their power and live without limits. *** 27th July ***

Krystal Salvent

Krystal Salvent

Her passion for cycling and being a co-leader of Black Girls Do Bike Denver. Helping to promote cycling among a community of BIPOC women, femmes, and girls in Colorado. *** 22nd July ***

Rosie Stancer

Rosie Stancer

Accomplished Polar athlete and explorer since 1996 - described by one journalist as “a cross between Tinker Bell and the Terminator” *** 20th July ***

Dora Atim

Dora Atim

Running Coach and Founder of Ultra Black Running. Completing The Speed Project twice, a 340-mile relay race from LA to Las Vegas! *** 15th July ***

Charlotte Austwick

Charlotte Austwick

Explorer of the Natural World, FRGS, SES Rivers Foundation Explorer 2019, Filmmaker & public speaker. *** 13th July ***

Preet Chandi

Preet Chandi

Army Physiotherapist and Ultra Runner, training for her first solo unsupported expedition to the South Pole! *** 8th July ***

Maria Coffey

Maria Coffey

Award Winning Author, Adventurer & Pioneering Expedition Kayaker. *** 6th July ***

Soraya Abdel-Hadi

Soraya Abdel-Hadi

Award-winning writer, artist, and advocate for women and diversity in the UK outdoors. Founder of @alltheelements_ *** 1st July ***

Dr. Mina Endeley

Dr. Mina Endeley

Senior Military Doctor, Mother, Lupus Warrior and Marathon Runner. *** 29th June ***

Dr. Katharine Ganly

Dr. Katharine Ganly

Endurance Runner - Spartathlon 2017, Dragons Back 2017, Grand Union Canal Race 2016, Centurion 4x100mile "Grand Slam" 2014 - first female, Marathon des Sables 2013. *** 24th June ***

Alvina Begay

Alvina Begay

Diné/Navajo Woman, Mother, Olympic Qualifier x3 in the Marathon & 10K, and Registered Dietitian *** 22nd June ***

Lucy Shepherd

Lucy Shepherd

Adventurer. Polar, Mountain and Jungle. Fellow of the RGS. *** 17th June ***

Lavina Mehta MBE

Lavina Mehta MBE

Award Winning PT & Wellness Coach, Mum of 3, MBE for Services to Health & Fitness. *** 15th June ***

Cathy Alldred

Cathy Alldred

Planning and leading an expedition to climb Fox Jaw Cirque in East Greenland (2014) *** 10th June ***

Tima Deryan

Tima Deryan

Mountaineer & Mindset Coach. 1st Lebanese woman to summit Mt. Everest (2019) *** 8th June ***

Angela White

Angela White

aka The Running Granny, Completing JOGLE (875 miles) at 60 years old in 18 days, 10 hours and 3 minutes! *** 3rd June ***

Amira Patel

Amira Patel

The Founder of The Wanderlust Women Group, which encourages hiking and adventure for Muslim women. *** 1st June ***

Nalini Ravindranath

Nalini Ravindranath

Outdoor Novice & Mistake Maker. Adventure Seeker. Appalachian Trail Thru Hiker. *** 27th May ***

Brooke Thomas

Brooke Thomas

Running with a heart condition. The Nurse who broke the women’s record for completing the Te Araroa Trail, NZ (3,000km) in 57 days! *** 25th May ***

Jessie Leong

Jessie Leong

Award winning filmmaker, brand ambassador for Montane and current Ordnance Survey #GetOutside Champion *** 20th May ***

Jessi Morton-Langehaug

Jessi Morton-Langehaug

High school chemistry teacher, mother, and ultra runner - women’s winner of Moab 240! *** 18th May ***

Jordan Marie Daniel

Jordan Marie Daniel

Using her running platform to raise awareness over the epidemic of missing and murdered indigenous women, girls, two spirits and relatives (MMIWG2S). #RunningForJustice *** 13th May ***

Ellie Douglas

Ellie Douglas

Mental Health Personal Trainer aiming to raise awareness, and challenge stigma around mental health. ***11th May ***

Patricia Alcivar

Patricia Alcivar

Professional Boxer turned Mountaineer - Climbing Kilimanjaro (in 2 days!), Aconcagua & Mount Elbrus. *** 6th May ***

Frankie Dewar

Frankie Dewar

Writer, speaker and content creator, cycling 3,175km around the UK. Host of the Extraordinary Ordinary You Podcast. *** 4th May ***

Zelzin Aketzalli

Zelzin Aketzalli

(Trail Name: Quetzal) - First Mexican person to have completed the triple crown of hiking in America. *** 29th April ***

Cadi Lambert

Cadi Lambert

An Adventurous Girl - Blog on adventure, travel, fitness & mental health! *** 27th April ***

Neruja Srikantharajah

Neruja Srikantharajah

An Unlikely Outdoor Adventurer - Pushing the importance of representation. *** 22nd April ***

Natalie Warren

Natalie Warren

Author of Hudson Bay Bound: Two Women, One Dog, Two Thousand Miles to the Arctic *** 20th April ***

Jai Bharathi

Jai Bharathi

Award winning Motorcyclist, Traveller & Author. Over 100,000+ kms on motorcycles through 7 countries. *** 15th April ***

Ann Raiho

Ann Raiho

A 2,000-mile journey by paddle from Minneapolis to Hudson Bay *** 13th April ***

Alina “Abstract” Drufovka

Alina “Abstract” Drufovka

Colombian-American artist and thru hiker (Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail & Israel National Trail). *** 8th April ***

Mariam Berrada

Mariam Berrada

The @hijabi.hiker who is excited about sharing her journey into the outdoors #DiversifyOutdoors *** 1st April ***

Tania Aebi

Tania Aebi

solo circumnavigation of the globe in a 26-foot sailboat between the ages of 18 and 21, making her the first American woman and the youngest person (at the time) to sail around the world! *** 30th March ***

Shadi Ganjavian-Connor

Shadi Ganjavian-Connor

Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society and IBG Philanthropist, Adventurer, and founder of Team GC. #DareToBeDifferent *** 25th March ***

Liv Arnesen

Liv Arnesen

First woman in the world to ski solo and unsupported to the South Pole (1994) – a 50-day expedition of 745 miles (1,200 km) *** 23rd March ***

Winnie Poaty

Winnie Poaty

Congolese open water swimmer. Mental Wellness Advocate. *** 18th March ***

Marie Cheng

Marie Cheng

Avid outdoor and adventure enthusiast, dog mum, and founder of Three Peaks Adventures. *** 16th March ***

Sue Barrett

Sue Barrett

First ‘Adventure Queen’ Grant Winner - A mother and daughter human powered mountain adventure of 1,300 miles, through 8 countries along the spine of the Alps. *** 14th March ***

Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner

Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner

The first woman to scale all 14, 8,000-meter peaks without the use of supplementary oxygen. *** 11th March ***

Yui Pow Redford

Yui Pow Redford

First Asian woman to visit every sovereign country in the world! *** 9th March ***

Ashley Manning

Ashley Manning

A plus-size adventurer who promotes body inclusion, equity and diversity in the outdoors *** 4th March ***

Dani Reyes-Acosta

Dani Reyes-Acosta

Athlete, advocate, and storyteller rewriting the narrative of who plays outside *** 2nd March ***

Helen Mort

Helen Mort

Poet & Author - ‘Never Leave The Dog Behind’ who explores the relationship between people, dogs and the great outdoors. *** 25th February ***

Lee Vue

Lee Vue

Paddling the Mississippi River (2,300+ miles) and her team winning first place in the Women’s Voyageur Division in the Yukon River Quest, paddling 444 miles in 53 hours. *** 23rd February ***

EmmaLucy Cole

EmmaLucy Cole

The joys and challenges of being a solo woman researcher, explorer and biker. Sharing more about spending 2 years with a Bedouin tribe in Sinai. *** 18th February ***

Monisha Rajesh

Monisha Rajesh

Author of “Around the World in 80 Trains”, Nat Geo Traveller Book of the Year. *** 16th February ***

Kat Young

Kat Young

Hiker & Blogger at Attitude over Ability - Hiking the Coast to Coast UK, Alpine Pass Route, Switzerland and the South Island of New Zealand. *** 11th February ***

Santia Deck

Santia Deck

Professional athlete making history as the highest paid Female Professional American Footballer. *** 9th February ***

Kim Ingleby

Kim Ingleby

International Award Winning Mind & Body Coach. Passionate about helping people embrace fear, grow their confidence, and take action. *** 4th February ***

Sophia Danenberg

Sophia Danenberg

The first African American and first Black woman to climb Mount Everest. *** 2nd February ***

Lauren Woodwiss

Lauren Woodwiss

Setting the WR for the fastest female pair to row the Atlantic Ocean & 8 weeks later coming 4th female in the Marathon des Sables! *** 28th January ***

Genny Brown

Genny Brown

Aiming to be the first Aruban to ski to the South Pole and raise awareness on the devastating effects of Lyme Disease. *** 26th January ***

Katie Holmes

Katie Holmes

Independent sports historian writing about women's distance running and sharing stories of female runners over 50. *** 21st January ***

Nazia Khatun

Nazia Khatun

An award winning fitness specialist, connecting neuroscience and fitness to help you fall in love with yourself *** 19th January ***

Renata Chlumska

Renata Chlumska

Adventure athlete who became the first Swedish and Czech woman to climb Mount Everest and in 2005 did a circumnavigate of the lower 48 States of the United States by her own power. *** 14th January ***

Alice Dearing

Alice Dearing

British Marathon swimmer. World and European Junior Champion. Co-founder of Black Swimming Association. *** 12th January 2021 ***

Jeannette McGill

Jeannette McGill

1st South African woman to summit Manaslu, the 8th highest mountain in the world. *** 7th January 2021 ***

Lola Akinmade Åkerström

Lola Akinmade Åkerström

Award-winning writer and travel photographer exploring culture through food, tradition, and lifestyles. *** 5th January 2021 ***