Hannah Engelkamp is a travel writer and ex-outdoor-magazine editor who bought a donkey, ‘the eccentric and handsome Chico’, 29 maps, and set off to walk the 1000-mile circumference of Wales. The journey took nearly six months, twice as long as her original estimate!
During this podcast we talk more about her life, being involved in adventure, why she loves small adventures in the UK. Where she got the idea from and why she decided to take on this challenge.
For those who have recently had children Hannah also shared more about how her life has changed since and what the impact has been with regards to adventure and fitness.
Growing up in Wales
Being a magazine editor and working in the adventure industry
How adventure has played a role in her life and what has inspired her
Where the idea first came from
Why she decided to tell people about her idea!
The problems with stiles and kissing gates!
Deciding to take a Donkey with her!
Chico the donkey and why he was a special kind of donkey!
Planning the trip
Working as a freelancer in London
Why it was easier to take off 3 months than 3 weeks
Dealing with the extra logistics of travelling with a donkey!
Her fears and worries before the trip started - and why they were mostly donkey related!
The complex relationship with Chico
The life lessons she learned
The challenges of route planning
Knowing that she would next want to quit
Making friends with Chico…
Dealing with the hills and the magical moments
Being ready to finish the walk in November
Adding another donkey into the mix for the final 40 miles!
Why going on this adventure helped her with her first child
What happened to Chico after the walk!
The next challenge - walking to the town of Cardigan in Wales
How has life changed after having a child
The toughness of being a parent…
Learn more about the book and the film!
Final words of advice for new mothers who want to incorporate adventure into your life
Personal website - www.seasidedonkey.co.uk
Twitter - @hannahengelkamp
Facebook - @SeasideDonkey
BONUS TRACK! With Lauren from Discover Outdoors!
Why she loves the outdoors
Discover Outdoors and why getting back to nature is so important
Having a common friend - Adelaide Goodeve from the Wild Show
Women in the Outdoors Week - how it started and why
Empowerment, Education and Activation
How it works
Why you should come along!
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