INSPIRATION

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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Climbers

Kelda Wood

First female adaptive athlete to summit Aconcagua and row solo across the Atlantic Ocean!

Quinn Brett

First person to hand-cycle the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route from the Canadian border to the Mexico border.

Anna Taylor

Rock climber who recently completed a link up of all 83 Classic Rock climbs in the UK, while cycling 1,500 miles between them.

Nadhira Alharthy

First Omani Woman to summit Mt Everest (2019) and First Arab Woman to summit Mt Amadablam (2021).

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. 

Jessie Leong

Award winning filmmaker, brand ambassador for Montane and current Ordnance Survey #GetOutside Champion

Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner

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

Sophia Danenberg

The first African American and first Black woman to climb Mount Everest.

Hetty Key

Adventurer and Lead Researcher into Women in Adventure - Investigating the association between the outdoors and mental wellbeing in women.

Alexandra Nemeth

The first Hungarian to climb the 7 summits!

Anoushé Husain

Para-climber, cancer survivor & co-founder of Para Climbing London!

Rosie Watson

Running from the UK to Mongolia, finding stories of better ways of living in the climate crisis.

Bruna Moscol

Solo climbing Mount Aconcagua and whitewater rafting the Grand Canyon!

Kat Davis

Walking the Camino del Norte in Europe, walking the Kumano Kodo Trail in Japan and bike packing the length of Japan, over 4,000km!

Pippa Lyon

Completed the Race Around Ireland in 2017, had a baby in 2018 and is riding in the Tour De France 2019!

Callie Morgigno

Bike touring in Asia, climbing Denali and Aconcagua & finishing a 5,000 mile unsupported ski, kayak and bike from Arctic Russia in mid-winter, to the Bosporus Strait in Istanbul!

Sara Hastreiter

Current challenge - to be the first women to sail the 7 seas and to climb the highest summits of the world's 7 continents!

Dr Suzie Imber

Associate Professor of planetary science at the University of Leicester, mountaineer, rower, rock climber, runner

Anoushé Husain

Para-climber, Ambassador for @limbpower and public speaker, #AWA2017 winner for Sport and #SWOTY2017 Helen Rollason Award winner

Sophie Radcliffe

From Challenge Sophie! 

Kat Davis

From “Following The Arrows” Blog - The Adventures of a Pilgrim, Henro, Walker & Thru-hiker…: #70

Jules Lewis

From Mountain High - Her mission, to inspire people to step outside of their comfort zone!: The Tough Girl Podcast sponsored by Four Athletics!

Tori James

First Welsh women to climb Mount Everest!

Kumbirai Kariwo

Senior NHS Nurse and climber - sharing her love for the outdoors to inspire others to explore and be adventurous.

Jessica Hepburn

Adventure Activist - Her journey to climbing Mt. Everest and completing her “Pond to Peak” Challenge.

Jill Wheatley

Visually impaired, traumatic brain injury survivor. Adventuring in the mountains around the world.

Ellen Piercy

Leading a double life of adventure and engineering. Trained for an expedition to Svalbard 2022 and walking all 25 long distance trails in Cheshire #CheshireChallenge.

Cathy Alldred

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

Patricia Alcivar

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

Dani Reyes-Acosta

Athlete, advocate, and storyteller rewriting the narrative of who plays outside

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.

Sara Safari

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.

Karen Darke

Modern-day ‘Alchemist’, passionate about turning challenge into opportunity and transforming the difficult stuff into ‘gold’

Suzanne “Sunny” Stroeer

First woman to circumnavigate and summit Aconcagua in a single push - the Full 360!

Miriam Lancewood

Woman in the Wilderness: A Story of Survival, Love and Self-Discovery in New Zealand

Emily Pennington

Hiking the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal, backpacking the High Sierra Trail in California and trekking the Laugavegur Trail in Iceland!

Dr. Joyce Azzam

First Lebanese women to climb the 7 Summits & going after the Explorers Grand Slam!

Sara Al Awadhi

Bouldering in the Middle East: Using climbing to discover your country and culture, and empowering other Arab and Muslim women to do the same.  

Dr. Favia Dubyk

Climber. Animal Lover. Physician. American Ninja Warrior. Surviving Cancer One Day At A Time

Dr. Ghazala Ahmad-Mear

Surgeon for the NHS, Adventurer and only woman who walked with Robert Swan on the South Pole Energy Challenge in January 2018.

Faye Shepherd

Climbing Kilimanjaro, cycling the length of New Zealand and spending 6 months cycling the Andes with Anna McNuff.

Tashi and Nungshi Malik

1st siblings and twins to climb the 7 Summits and reach the North and South Poles and complete the Explorers Grand Slam.

Jen Brown

Running and Triathlon Coach and founder of Sparta Chicks!

Jo Bradshaw

Catching up with Mountaineer & Expedition Leader Jo Bradshaw discussing her summit of Mount Everest!

Squash Falconer

1st British woman to climb & paraglide from the summit of Mount Blanc, having ridden there from the UK on her motorbike!

Nicola Hardy

Adventurer and outdoor writer - Climbing all 282 of Scotland's Munros and walked 330km from her birthplace in Sheffield to her new home in Cockermouth, Cumbria.

Gowri Varanashi

Environmental Educator, Climber and founder of Climb Like A Woman (CLAW) - inspiring more women to climb in India.

Prerna Dangi

Mountain Guide and Climber from India who is pushing the limits on rock, ice, and everything in between.

Nuran Honakhande

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

Tima Deryan

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

Neruja Srikantharajah

An Unlikely Outdoor Adventurer - Pushing the importance of representation.

Helen Mort

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

Jean Muenchrath

Hiking, skiing and exploring wild places. Author of, “If I Live Until Morning, A True Story of Adventure, Tragedy and Transformation”

Ashly Winchester

Ultra runner focused on FKT’s (Fastest Known Times) & Host of Womxn Of The Wild Podcast

Jana Paremoud

Climbing the Matterhorn and starting an Adventure Travel company during the pandemic!

Alex Mason

Thru-Hiker turned Ocean Rower! Rowed the Atlantic Ocean - January 2020

Alyssa Azar

Mountaineer - Youngest woman to Summit Mt Everest from both the North and South sides at 21 years old.

Jo Bradshaw

Dealing with grief, climbing Mount Denali and a 7 summits update!

Pippa Lyon

Fighting for Gender Equality with the InternationElles by riding the Tour De France 2019

Georgina Miranda

CEO of She Ventures  |  Adventurer, entrepreneur and activist. Completed 6 of the 7 summits and going after the Explorers Grand-slam!

Brigitte Muir

Professional mountaineer & first Australian woman to climb Mount Everest!

Charlene Gibson

Oldest British women to summit Cho Oyu in 2016 and now heading to climb Ama Dablam in 2018!

Megan Hoskin

Former Corporate Banker turned Mountaineer & one half of the all-female adventure team Dare two Do

Sarah Logan

43 married with 2 girls - diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer, this is her story of survival, positivity and training for a triathlon while undergoing treatment.

Cathy O’Dowd

1st woman to climb both sides of Mount Everest!

Masha Gordon

A mum-of-two, who has entered the world record books by becoming the fastest women to complete the Explorers’ Grand Slam challenge!

Jo Bradshaw

Explorer, Mountaineer & Expedition Leader