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Kumbirai Kariwo - Senior NHS Nurse and climber - sharing her love for the outdoors to inspire others

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.

Kumbi in her own words:

“I’m Kumbi, a fun loving adventurous woman. I was born and raised in Zimbabwe and came over to England to study nursing when I was 18.

I love all things outdoors, from climbing, hiking, camping, cycling.

I am a senior nurse in the NHS, and I have been very thankful that I have the ability to go outdoors and destress.

It is one of the places that I am able to practice Mindfulness, which has kept me grounded through some of the most challenging times that I have experienced during this pandemic.

I hope to share my love and inspire others to explore and be adventurous!”

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Show notes

  • Who is Kumbi

  • What she does and her love of the outdoors

  • Being an outgoing child

  • Spending time in the outdoors

  • Wanting to be a lawyer

  • Her current role in the NHS

  • Looking at health inequalities

  • Making the move to the UK

  • Growing up speaking English

  • Her university days and not having a car

  • Going back to the start of the pandemic

  • Being redeployed to 111 (Non emergency help line in the UK)

  • Needing to have a break between work and home life

  • Getting back into climbing again

  • Becoming a member of Extreme Sports Central

  • Making the transition from the gym to climbing outside

  • Joining the British Mountaineering Council (BMC)

  • The Women's Trad Festival

  • Overcoming fears while climbing

  • Learning to be kind to herself

  • Breaking problems down step by step

  • Looking at diversity in the sport

  • “Climbing is for all and everyone is welcome”

  • The role models and women she looks up to

  • Learning to be kind to herself

  • Climbing goals for 2022

  • Magical moments in the outdoors

  • Type 2 and Type 3 fun

  • Being a speaker at Kendal Mountain Festival

  • Wanting to be a role model

  • Final words of advice


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