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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Polar Explorers

Preet Chandi

aka Polar Preet - 1st woman of colour to reach the South Pole after a SOLO, 700 mile journey taking 40 days.

Rosie Stancer

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

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)

Mollie Hughes

29, Youngest woman to ski from Hercules Inlet in Western Antarctica to the South Pole.

Georgina Miranda

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

Maria Leijerstam

A Welsh British polar adventurer who was the first person to cycle to the South Pole from the edge of the continent in 2013

Tori James

First Welsh women to climb Mount Everest!

Ann Bancroft

First women to ski to both poles, and lead the first all women's expedition to the South Pole. Helping girls and women find their voice and potential in whatever they do.

Preet Chandi

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

Namira Salim

Space Diplomat, Future Astronaut, & Pioneering Polar Explorer!

Wendy Searle

Attempting to break the women's speed record for solo expedition to the South Pole, November 2019.

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.

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!

Ann Daniels

A record breaking Polar Explorer

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.

Lucy Shepherd

Adventurer. Polar, Mountain and Jungle. Fellow of the RGS.

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.

Leanne Spencer & Antonia Bannasch

The Worlds Toughest Ski Race , The Arctic Circle Race, Greenland - 160km!

Felicity Aston MBE

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

Felicity Aston MBE

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