top of page

Alice Ford - Passionate advocate for solo female travel, eco-tourism, and adventure.

Renata Chlumska  - Adventure athlete who became the first Swedish and Czech woman to climb Mount Everest and in 2005 did a circumnavigate of the lower 48 States of the United States by her own power.

Alice is passionate about solo female travel, adventure and eco-tourism. A 7x telly award winning host, filmmaker, writer, and photographer, Alice has travelled to some of the most remote and beautiful places in the world.

Alice has documented her solo adventures on her popular youtube channel “Alice Ford Adventures”. Alice creates videos on adventure travel, National Parks, hiking, outdoor exploration, sustainable living and wildlife.

“I'm an adventure filmmaker, travel addict and a Stuntwoman, but most of all a traveler, explorer and lover of our earth. I love to get outdoors and hike in the mountains, explore off the beaten path destinations and get up close with wildlife.”

Alice's first solo travel experience in her late 20s was a life-changing one. Travelling to Europe, she was inspired to see more of the world and to do more adventuring by herself. Despite concerns and fears, Alice managed to overcome them by being in contact with local people and having an agenda when she travels. Alice wants to encourage more women to get out and explore the world.

One of Alice's most memorable experiences was climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro and going on a safari in Tanzania. The challenges of hiking at high altitude were mitigated by the support and encouragement of other women.

Alice Ford is truly an inspiration for all those who love adventure, nature, and eco-tourism.


Don't miss out on new episodes of the Tough Girl Podcast, which are released every Tuesday at 7am UK time. Hit the subscribe button to stay up-to-date and inspired by the incredible stories of female role models from around the world.

If you believe in the importance of increasing female representation especially in relation to adventure and physical challenges in the media, please consider supporting our mission by visiting Thank you for your support!


Listen to Alice Now!

Click here if you can't see the link below.


Show notes

  • Who is Alice Ford

  • Being a solo female traveller who loves adventure

  • Being passionate about eco-tourism and exploring indigenous cultures

  • Wanting to teach people about the world, nature, ecology and wildlife

  • Wanting to empower other women to get out and explore

  • Where her passion for adventure came from

  • Growing up in the woods in New Hampshire, USA

  • Starting out as business major before changing her major to community development

  • Transferring college and changing to sociology and public administration

  • Getting a Masters in Environmental Management

  • Being athletic at college and doing; track & field, spring board diving and gymnastics

  • Her first big solo travel experience in her late 20s

  • Travelling to Europe and how it changed her life

  • Being inspired to see more of the world and wanting to do more adventuring by herself

  • Concerns and fears before travelling solo

  • Tips for managing fears and concerns

  • Being in contact with local people

  • Having an agenda when she travels

  • Spending time in Tanzania

  • Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro and going on a safari

  • The challenges of hiking at high altitude

  • Being supported and encouraged by other women

  • Training for Kilimanjaro

  • Hiking with an altitude mask on

  • Eco-tourism and climbing mountains

  • Kilimanjaro Porters Assistance Project (KPAP) a not-for-profit organisation, is an initiative of the International Mountain Explorers Connection (IMEC)

  • Hiring guides in other countries and wanting to support local communities

  • How can people fly ethically?

  • The challenges of travelling in a green way in America

  • Buying carbon offsets

  • Exploring the National Parks in America

  • Working as a stuntwoman on movies and TV shows

  • Training in marital arts and learning how to do film fighting

  • Keep fit and healthy

  • Women in the stunt and film industry and how it’s changed over the past decade

  • Solo female travel, eco tourism and indigenous communities

  • Staying with a Sami Family (reindeer herders) in Norway

  • Putting grass in boots to keep your feet warm

  • Future travel plans for 2023 - Rim to Rim hike in the Grand Canyon, The Vancouver Island West Coast Trail, GR20 in Corsica, The Great Western walk in Australia and The Trans Bhutan Trail, plus hikes in New Zealand and South America

  • How to connect with Alice

  • Final words of advice to encourage more women to go travelling

  • Vision boards


Social Media

Twitter: @alicelford


Feeling inspired week after week?

You can do 3 easy things to help me continue to grow the podcast!

  1. Subscribe to the podcast in iTunes, so you won’t miss a single episode

  2. If you’re loving the podcast, please leave a 5-star review on iTunes! I read every single comment!

  3. Share the podcast with your friends, especially if you think it could help them, and spread the #ToughGirlPodcast love.

Your support helps me continue to grow the podcast and do inspiring things in this space! Already done all 3? You’re a rockstar! Thank you!

Want to do more?

Please become a Patron and donate US$5 a month to help fund the runnings costs. Thank you.

Become my Patron


bottom of page