Hetty in her own words: I live for adventure. Being outdoors is more than a hobby to me - I thrive on it, rely on it and couldn’t imagine life without it. When I am not out exploring, I'm usually planning or daydreaming of my next adventure - which could be anything from a weekend running around my local hills to some epic endurance event or obscure challenge further afield. I love pushing myself both physically and mentally to find my limit. I can't explain quite why this is, but I have often found this is when you discover amazing things about yourself. I am not naturally talented or gifted - in fact, at school, I was once told I would never make a long distance runner. I have achieved what I have from having big dreams, being slightly stubborn and working hard! My main inspiration and drive come from loving what I am doing and the environment I am in - whatever the weather. I want to find adventure. See beautiful places only accessible from sheer human effort. I’d like to climb mountains and at the end of the day sit back with a beer, totally worn out, and watch the stars. I’d love to run, bike and climb all over the world! I might be a relatively ordinary individual but believe me, I am determined to make an impact in every way I can.
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Who is Hetty
Growing up in the Peak District, UK
Not being good at sports
Her dreams and wanting to ride for Great Britain
Struggling to fit everything in
Making the transition from riding horses into the outdoors
Starting with google
Wanting to get into climbing and mountain biking
Loving to push and challenge herself
Type 1, Type 2, and Type 3 FUN!
Her passion for the mountains
Setting up her website and personal blog
Wanting to support women in the middle ground of adventure
Female role models in the adventure space
Being able to see what other women are doing
Wanting to understand more about women in the outdoors by starting - Women in Adventure
The first survey from Women in Adventure - Inspiration and Barriers
The second survey from Women in Adventure - Mental Well-Being
What’s next for Women in Adventure
The Women’s Trad Festival based in the Peak District
What Trad climbing is
Loving the headspace of climbing
Climbers Like Me
The values and mission of the festival
Less Plastic would be Fantastic
The mental health challenges in 2020
Why we need the data
Being even more passionate
An exciting new project… creating a historic global event to bring people together
The One Run Global Challenge - 10th December 2020 - 7pm Local Time
“Love is a human right and no one should be hated for who they are”
Not always getting the balance right
Being a big fan of the to do list and keeping things simple
Next challenge… small and big!
Final words of advice and top tips
Personal Blog and Website - www.mudchalkandgears.com Instagram @mudchalkandgears Twitter @HettyKey Women In Adventure - Women in Adventure aims to narrow the data gap surrounding women and the outdoors. Through research, we want to increase participation, improve diversity and widen the accessibility of the outdoors for women. Website - womeninadventure.com Instagram @womeninadventure Facebook @womeninadventure Twitter @women_adventure Women Trad Festival - Women's Trad Festival is a trad climbing festival in the Peak District, bridging the gap between indoor and outdoor climbing. We support, connect and inspire climbers of all abilities, ages and genders. www.womenstradfestival.co.uk Instagram @womenstradfestival Facebook @womenstradfestival
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