Phoebe Smith is an adventurer, presenter, broadcaster, author, editor, photographer, speaker and filmmaker.
By day she is award-winning travel writer, broadcaster and presenter, host of the Wander Woman Podcast, Sleep Storyteller-in-Residence at Calm.com and contributing editor for Wanderlust Travel Magazine. By night she’s an extreme sleeping outdoors adventurer who thrives on heading to the wildest locations she can find to sleep in the strangest places she can seek out.
She was the first person to sleep at all the extreme points of mainland Britain – including the centremost point – which she did solo, on consecutive nights in 2014. In December 2017 she gave up her Christmas to complete the self-devised Sleep the Three Peaks challenge – in which she overnighted on the summits of the highest mountains in Wales, England and Scotland - successfully raising over £8,000 and awareness for Centrepoint (the young people's homeless charity) ending on Christmas morning on the summit of Ben Nevis. In 2018 she gave up Christmas again to walk the Hadrian Hundred for Homeless dressed as Wander Woman.
In 2020 she will embark on a world first in Antarctica with her teammate Dwayne Fields, in a bid to raise awareness about climate change and how it effects the wildlife who call the place home, and as part of a bigger project to take a group of underprivileged young people to the White Continent in 2021 with her #WeTwo Foundation (LINK wetwoexpedition.com).
She is the author of 10 books including the bestselling Extreme Sleeps: Adventures of a Wild Camper,Wilderness Weekends: Wild Adventures in Britain's Rugged Corners, The Wilderness Cookbook and the Travel Writer’s Field Guide.
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Who is Phoebe
Getting more involved in charity work
Deciding to sleep the 3 peaks
What was involved and the challenges involved
Deciding to sleep off 10 UK Landmarks
Walking the width of Britain dressed as WanderWoman
The WE TWO Foundation
What it was like on Snowdonia in winter
Being in a cloud inversion
Dealing with gale force winds
Sleeping better outdoors
Sleep stories for an app called calm.com
The process behind sleep stories
Becoming a slow traveller
Sleeping in a harness
How to poo and pee from the tent
Using a pee bowl…
The Night Vision Challenge in 2019
What Three Words
Not having any kayaking experience
We Two Foundation
The challenges of talking about gender and race with companies
Having to change the goal due to lack of funding
Doing the challenge in the UK - Seabirds to South
Planting seeds for the next generation
The challenges of the UK weather and dealing with the rain…
Human kindness seen on the trip
Maintaining moral during the tough times
The Wander Woman Podcast
Wanting to go to Easter Island in Chile
Katherine Routledge who helped us understand the origins of the Easter Island moai.
Getting mad and getting even by telling women’s stories
Final words of advice to motivate and inspire you
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