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Faye Shepherd - Climbing Kilimanjaro, cycling the length of New Zealand

Fiona Quinn - walked Great Britain; 993 miles, solo and unsupported over 57 days.  (And then cycled it!)

Faye found her adventure mojo in 2014, since then she’s taken on a new challenge each year; from climbing Kilimanjaro, to cycling the length of New Zealand solo and most recently coming back from spending 6 months cycling the Andes.


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Show notes

  • Living in Cornwall

  • Being shy & feeling homesick

  • Going to university and taking a gap year

  • Learning to live off very little money

  • Spending time in Thailand

  • Being called an Adventurer & why she

  • What she got up to after university

  • Deciding to climb Kilimanjaro & getting the adventure bug

  • Summit night on Kilimanjaro..

  • Making changes in her life

  • Micro Adventures and meeting new people

  • Joining the search and rescue team in Cornwall

  • Deciding to cycle the length of New Zealand

  • The fears, and making the decision to do it -


  • Being a planner…

  • Getting to meet Anna McNuff

  • Starting her cycle ride in the South of NewZealand in 2015

  • Crying on the bike and having doubts

  • Wanting to quit

  • What she learned from her New Zealand experience

  • Your vibe attracts your tribe

  • Deciding to go on her next Adventure to South America

  • Fitness….

  • Flying into La Paz and dealing with Altitude

  • Being in South America - dealing with standing out, learning Spanish and the physical demands on the body

  • Being stung by a scorpion!

  • The end of the challenge!

  • Adventure Blues and coming to terms with them

  • If your going through hell, keep going

  • Why its normal to have hard times

  • Changing her career aspirations

  • Future dreams and goals

  • Why you should do something that scares you!

  • Commit to it and be bold


Learn more about Faye

Instagram: @faye_shepherd


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