Kate is an adventurer, explorer, educator and speaker. She’s completed challenging expeditions all over the world, from cycling round her home country, Australia. To cycling across Africa and Russia.
During this podcast we get to discuss in detail her expeditions, the reasons behind them, what she learnt on the way and how she’s applied that learning to her life. Kate also shares top tips and advice for you in completing your own personal challenges.
The map of her epic cycle!
Kate introduces herself and shares more about her early years growing up in Perth the most remote city in the wold
Why she loves to travel by bike and remembering back to her first bike - a Malven Star Dragster!
Heading off to explore the world at a young age and how she did it, even when she wasn’t confident
Why structure is important to her when planning cycle routes
The reasons behind her dream of cycling across Russia in 1993 and becoming the first woman to make the unsupported bicycle crossing.
How the Trans- Siberian Cycle across Russia came about, from the planning, to finding team mates and communicating before e-mail
How she built her confidence over the years with tips and advice for you to build your own confidence.
The problems she faced on the journey from trying to get out of St. Petersburg, crossing swamps, using old US military maps to getting accommodation while on the road.
What the physical demands were on her body and how she coped mentally with the challenge
Why its important for you to understand the reasons behind your mission
Why you should focus on the beauty of your surroundings and why your perception is your choice.
The power of expeditions and what she’s learned on the way and how she’s applied it to her life going forward
Being the first women to cross the Canning Stock Route (1,800 km long with over 1000 sand dunes) and the challenges involved and why it was one of the most spiritual experience of her life
Coping with being alone and why she prefers it.
Sustainability and why it’s so important for us all
“Breaking the Cycle in Africa” - 2010 -22,040km journey across Africa from Point des Almadies in Senegal to Cape Hafun in Puntland, Somalia