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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Explorers & Expedition Leaders

Dr. Eleanor Drinkwater 

Bug nut and Adventurer. Awarded Inspirational Explorer of the Year award by the Scientific Expedition Society.

Belinda Kirk

Campaigner promoting the benefits of adventure for wellbeing. Author of - Adventure Revolution:The life-changing power of choosing challenge.

Charlotte Austwick

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

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)

Saray Khumalo

Zambia-born South African explorer and mountaineer. In May 2019, she became the first Black African woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest.

Alice Morrison

A 1,000 mile walk with 3 Amazigh (Berber) companions and 6 camels across the Sahara desert in Morocco!

Jo Bradshaw

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

Sarah Davis

First Female-Led Nile River Expedition - 6,853km from the source in Rwanda to the Mediterranean Sea!

Abbi Naylor

Expedition Leader. Outdoor Instructor. Adventurer & Endurance Athlete who completed 30 challenges to celebrate turning 30 in 2018!

Hélène Rossiter

Triathlete, Runner, Explorer, Vangirl #wherewheelsgo

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.

Justine Curgenven

Sea Kayaker & One of the Top Living Explorers in the UK!

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!

Arita Baaijens

Explorer, Biologist, Author, Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society & the Explorers Club

Ann Daniels

A record breaking Polar Explorer

Jill Heinerth

Underwater Explorer, with expeditions into icebergs in Antarctica, volcanic lava tubes, and submerged caves worldwide. Author of INTO THE PLANET.

Milbry Polk

Explorer and Photo Journalist, Founder of Wings WorldQuest, and on the Board for The Explorers Club

Dr. Mina Endeley

Senior Military Doctor, Mother, Lupus Warrior and Marathon Runner.

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.

Lungi Mchunu

Intrepid Sailor, Adventurist, Explorer, Speaker and Climate Change Activist.

Melanie Vogel

Explorer, thru-hiking Canada’s Great Trail, 24,000km from the Atlantic Ocean, to the Arctic Ocean and then on to the Pacific Ocean.

Dr. Joyce Azzam

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

Georgina Miranda

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

Capt. Sophie Hollingsworth

Former Ballerina turned award winning explorer - New Explorer of the Year 2017. Fulbright Scholar. Fellow of The Explorers Club & PostGrad Fellow of RGS.

Megan Hine

Survival Expert, Expedition leader, and Adventure Catalyst.

Laura Bingham

English adventurer best known for completing a cross-continent cycle of South America in July 2016.

Jo Bradshaw

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

Jules Lewis

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!

Jo Bradshaw

Explorer, Mountaineer & Expedition Leader.

Dr. Hajjah Sharifah Mazlina Syed Abdul Kadir

Malaysian Polar Explorer who ski-sailed across Antartica from the South Pole to Hercules inlet in 22 days.

Rosie Stancer

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

Cathy Alldred

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

Namira Salim

Space Diplomat, Future Astronaut, & Pioneering Polar Explorer!

Janey McGill

Explorer of people, places and thoughts. Crossing 800km across Oman’s Empty Quarter on foot #meetmeinthefield

Jacki Hill-Murphy

Expedition to travel the length of the Amazon River & The Lost Inca Trail Expedition!

Dr. Tamie Jovanelly

World Explorer, focusing on major river systems including the Nile, Amazon, Mississippi, Ganges.

Sarah Begum

Immersive Investigative Journalist. Anthropologist-Explorer. Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.

Felicity Aston

Expedition Leader for The Women's Euro-Arabian North Pole Expedition 2018.

Catherine Edsell

Expedition Leader for 20 years

Ness Knight

Accidental adventurer & explorer, whose cycled solo + unsupported 2000 miles across the USA, & first female in history to swim the length of the Thames River!

Belinda Kirk

An International Expedition Leader and Founder of Explorers Connect. Was a member of the 1st all female team to row around Great Britain setting a new Guinness World Record.

Kate Leeming

Australian Cycle Enthusiast, Educator, and First Women to Cycle Across the ‘New' Russia!

Felicity Ashton MBE

Author, speaker, expedition leader and former Antarctic scientist. In 2012 she became the first woman to ski alone across Antarctica.