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Travel writer and adventurer who became the first person to walk the entire Danube river.
Author of "Beyond Guilt Trips: Mindful Travel in an Unequal World”.
Utilizing her intersecting identities: Black, disabled, lesbian, backpacker. On a mission to get historically excluded folks outdoors in Nature.
Long distance runner, 2x Olympian, Co-author of “How She Did It” - A high performance guide for female distance runners.
Co-founder of Black Trail Runners and running Britain’s most brutal race - the Spine Race 286 miles non-stop!
1st African-American ever to win medals in Winter Olympic competition. Talking about building resilience, embracing inclusion and achieving success.
Ethnobotanist looking at the interactions we have with wildlife. Author of Wild Waters.
Having a positive mindset during times of immense stress. Lessons learned from rowing the Atlantic Ocean.
Neurodivergent, Fat Cyclist, Co-Author of ‘Gears for Queers’. Promoting body positivity and encouraging everyone to get on their bike.
Runner since 1989; ultra-runner since 2005. Training for her 30th ultra - the Dawn to Dusk to Dawn 24-hr track ultra in May 2022.
Adventurer and Author of “Unlost: A journey of self-discovery and the healing power of the wild outdoors”.
Hiking the Appalachian Trail in 2021 and her goal of becoming the 2nd Black woman to achieve the Triple Crown of Hiking.
City girl who moved to the subarctic! Advocating diversity and inclusion outdoors. Founder of Amplify Outdoors.
Working to get female adventurers back on the map. Author: Following Nellie Bly: Her Record-Breaking Race Around the World.
Writer, walker, blogger and mother of 4. Her latest book, Windswept, uncovers long distance female walkers of the past.
Writer and Adventurer. Women with Altitude. Following in the footsteps of legendary female adventurers with no modern equipment!
New book: Everything Harder Than Everyone Else: Why some of us push our bodies to extremes. Exploring the fine line between hedonism & endurance.
WR for riding 5,000 miles on an ElliptiGO Bike across the UK while writing “KINDNESS” in massive Strava Art!
Journalist & author living on a hillside in North Wales, writing about improbable things; most recently, childbirth. AFTER BIRTH: What nobody tells you – How to Recover Body and Mind.
Explorer and Photo Journalist, Founder of Wings WorldQuest, and on the Board for The Explorers Club
Award-winning writer, artist, and advocate for women and diversity in the UK outdoors. Founder of @alltheelements_
An Adventurous Girl - Blog on adventure, travel, fitness & mental health!
A 2,000-mile journey by paddle from Minneapolis to Hudson Bay
First Asian woman to visit every sovereign country in the world!
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.
Professional athlete making history as the highest paid Female Professional American Footballer.
Award-winning writer and travel photographer exploring culture through food, tradition, and lifestyles.
Lawyer, writer, avid mountain trekker and a full-time global mountain nomad #BeAPeakExplorer
Athlete and Global Advocate for LGBTQ equality in sports
79 years young, running 60 to 100 miles per week, sharing her knowledge about running, health and fitness.
Aiming to be the first Iranian to climb the Seven Summits (only Mt. Everest to go!) and trekking 335 miles across the largest ice cap in the world, Greenland.
The youngest woman to have circumnavigated the world on bicycle. 160 days to pedal 29,000km, across 14 countries!
Ironman & CEO of the International Association of Black Triathletes (IABT)
“Bird Girl” - 18-year-old British Bangladeshi top world teen birder, conservationist and environmentalist
‘The Fit Chick’, Pro Mountain Bike Racer, Author & All-American Ironman triathlete
Fitness Professional & Blogger at Keep it SimpELLE
Extreme Sleeping Adventurer, Storyteller-in-Residence at Calm.com, & host of the Wander Woman Podcast.
1st woman to run the length of Scandinavia, 103 days, 3000km!
Athlete and advocate for equality in women’s sports.
Adventures by land & sea, Author 'Dare to Do’, Psychotherapist-in-training, Award-winning feature film #Home in cinemas now!
Green Ribbon Expedition 2019 - 1,000km solo trek across Arctic and Northern Scandinavia!
Walking the Camino del Norte in Europe, walking the Kumano Kodo Trail in Japan and bike packing the length of Japan, over 4,000km!
Author of The Courage Habit: Sharing more about how to accept your fears, release the past, and Live Your Courageous Life
World Explorer, focusing on major river systems including the Nile, Amazon, Mississippi, Ganges.
The Life of an Adventurer after rowing the Atlantic Ocean twice!
The Worlds Toughest Ski Race , The Arctic Circle Race, Greenland - 160km!
68 - Spending 7 years travelling the world on a motorbike!
Wheelchair Athlete, Mental Toughness Speaker, Author, Helping you GET YOUR GRIT ON.
Author of “Running for my Life” sharing about mental health and how she eventually overcomes her demons through running,
“The Mirnavator” - Ultra Marathon Runner & National Geographic 2018 Adventurer of the Year!
Kayaking ‘the Inside Passage’, 1,200 miles down the western coast of North America from Anacortes, Washington to Juneau, Alaska.
Author & Lecturer specialising in social history through women’s eyes with a focus on women travellers and women adventurers
Travel writer, TV producer and director of Edge Expeditions. She set an unlikely Guinness World Record for driving a tuk tuk 12,500 miles from Bangkok to Brighton!
Pursuing her passions of swimming, getting outdoors & eating cake!
Olympian x3, NYT Best Selling Author - “Fast Girl – A Life Spent Running From Madness”, & Mental Health Advocate
Writer - Author of New York Times Bestseller Wild - Mother of 2 - Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail
Adventurer & Member of the Coxless Crew:- 1 Boat - 1 Ocean - Fo4r Women.
Running and Triathlon Coach and founder of Sparta Chicks!
Trekking to Siberia to experience what daily life is like for the nomadic Nenets reindeer herders
A leading sports and eating disorder specialist dietitian with over 15 years' experience working in nutrition.
Author & Blogger behind “Too Fat to Run”
Professional Cyclist & Activist - Advocating for Equality in Women’s Sports.
Author, speaker, expedition leader and former Antarctic scientist. In 2012 she became the first woman to ski alone across Antarctica.
Chief Volunteer Queen for Adventure Queens South Wales - her goal is to encourage more women of every age, size, ability and background to participate in outdoor activities.
Founder and CEO of Outdoor Afro. Author: “Nature Swagger Stories and Visions of Black Joy in the Outdoors”
Adventure Athlete, Fellow of the RGS and Author of “Go Far: How Endurance Sports Help You Win At Life”.
Team GB Athlete, 3x Olympian. Multiple world medalist. Author of My Hidden Race.
Ultra-endurance cyclist - Trans Am Bike Race, NorthCape4000, and Paris-Brest-Paris brevet finisher, as well as the 2019 24-Hour World Time Trial Champion.
1st woman and 1st American to ski to the geographic South Pole (1989), and 1st woman to row solo across the Atlantic Ocean (1999).
Paddling a tandem sea kayak down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon and becoming the first Canadian to paddle across America; 6,500km in 150 days.
Real Wins - Race, Leadership and how to Redefine Success. One of the UK’s 50 Most 'Influential Women in Sport’.
Author of “The Slow Road to Tehran” - documenting her year-long cycling journey from London to Tehran.
Overcome fear and achieve your potential. Author of #SickbedToSummits. Running from Land’s End to John O’Groats (LEJOG) in September 2022.
Adventure Activist - Her journey to climbing Mt. Everest and completing her “Pond to Peak” Challenge.
Author of "Everything You Ever Taught Me". Female, fat, funny, forty-something and in her 4th year of recovery from Alcoholism. Walking 2,653 from Mexico to Canada on the PCT.
Wheelchair user, “Making the inaccessible accessible” - Passionate about creating a countryside for all.
Youth Climate Activist, Cycled 570 miles from Devon to Glasgow for COP26 #ride2COP26
aka Little Miss Pedals - Cycled 20,000+ km over 14 months throughout Europe and Africa.
Paddlesports & outdoors enthusiast. A traumatic brain injury survivor and was the 2020/21 British Canoeing #ShePaddles Ambassador for Canoe Wales.
57, walking the 1,400 mile/2,286km Grande Randonnée Cinq (GR5) with her husband of 27 years
Teacher, Outdoor Adventurer and Author of Bikepacking England 20 multi-day off-road cycling adventures.
Campaigner promoting the benefits of adventure for wellbeing. Author of - Adventure Revolution:The life-changing power of choosing challenge.
Explorer of the Natural World, FRGS, SES Rivers Foundation Explorer 2019, Filmmaker & public speaker.
Award winning filmmaker, brand ambassador for Montane and current Ordnance Survey #GetOutside Champion
Author of Hudson Bay Bound: Two Women, One Dog, Two Thousand Miles to the Arctic
The @hijabi.hiker who is excited about sharing her journey into the outdoors #DiversifyOutdoors
Athlete, advocate, and storyteller rewriting the narrative of who plays outside
Author of “Around the World in 80 Trains”, Nat Geo Traveller Book of the Year.
International Award Winning Mind & Body Coach. Passionate about helping people embrace fear, grow their confidence, and take action.
Youngest woman to run from John O’Groats to Lands End (JOGLE) completely solo and unsupported.
Space Diplomat, Future Astronaut, & Pioneering Polar Explorer!
Extreme Ultra Endurance Athlete and first female amputee to finish Western States and the Badwater Ultramarathon!
AKA Lady Velo, is a cycling advocate, activist, blogger, presenter and award winning author.
Muay Thai world champion in 2016, and the world's first female Muslim boxing champion
First woman to kayak the Amazon River, 4,300 miles from the source to the sea!
Travel Blogger & Podcaster - Inspiring black women to embrace nature and outdoor recreation through adventure.
Modern-day ‘Alchemist’, passionate about turning challenge into opportunity and transforming the difficult stuff into ‘gold’
Everyday adventurer, anxiety survivor, trier, fail-er, author. Currently trying something new every day in 2020.
Survived Ovarian Cancer - Walked 3,700 miles in Wales. Wrote a book. Now walking 5,000 miles across Europe!
Woman in the Wilderness: A Story of Survival, Love and Self-Discovery in New Zealand
Running her 1st Marathon at 50, completing the Snowman Trek in Bhutan and training for the 4 Deserts Challenge in 2020!
Swedish ultra-runner who ran alone through Iran to overcome fears and prejudice. A 1,144 mile journey of Trust.
49 year old mother and full time adventurer, cycling the world and living a nomadic lifestyle on her terms.
Adventuring with ADHD, Swimming the length of the River Thames as a Mermaid & Swimming with Strangers!
Leading Global Expert on Female Physiology and Endurance Training. Author of ROAR.
Management Consultant turned World Record Holder - 1st Women to cycle the Vuelta a España - 3,058km with 49,337m of climbing!
The North Sea Cycle route, the world's longest signposted cycle route, 8 countries, 6,000km #GreatNorthRide
Grandmother with Type 1 Diabetes, who completed a solo 3,527-mile bicycle ride from San Francisco to New York!
British Triathlete and 4X World Ironman Champion (2007, 2008, 2009 and 2011), wife, mum and Global Head of Health and Wellbeing at Parkrun.