An Explorer in her own right, Belinda has walked across Nicaragua, searched for camels in China's Desert of Death, discovered ancient rock paintings in Lesotho, pioneered inclusive expeditions for people with disabilities, lead dozens of youth development expeditions around the world and gained a Guinness World Record for rowing unsupported around Britain.
An expert expedition leader and Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, Belinda has managed remote trips for, amongst others Ray Mears, Chris Ryan & Bear Grylls.
Belinda launched Explorers Connect, a non-profit organisation connecting people to adventures in 2009. Over 13 years later she has encouraged over 30,000+ ordinary people to discover a world of outdoor challenges and established Britain's National Night of Adventure #WildNightOut2021
For the past twenty-five years, Belinda Kirk's professional life has revolved around adventure. She's seen it change people first hand: turning the timid into the confident, the addicted into the recovering, and the lost into the intentionally wandering. As a force for change, adventure can be powerful like few others.
About the book: Adventure Revolution: The life-changing power of choosing challenge
This book is about this transformational power, and the first to explore why adventure is essential to our wellbeing.
From managing anxiety and overcoming fear, to finding self-worth and building interpersonal connections, to being happier, healthier, and more playful, ADVENTURE REVOLUTION draws lessons from more than two decades of experience leading groups into the wilderness around the globe.
Illuminated with Belinda's personal narrative, her own research with modern hunter-gatherers, and the latest findings in neuroscience and behaviour, ADVENTURE REVOLUTION presents a compelling case for ditching the living room in favour of a longer, happier, and more adventurous life.
"I believe adventure is a necessity of the human spirit. The modern world has become too easy, too averse to challenge. This is having a negative effect on our physical and mental health. We need a revolution, to learn how to live adventurously”
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Living in Exmoor with her son and partner
Her passion and love for adventure
Wanting to rebrand adventure
Speaking to Belinda on the Tough Girl Podcast in July 2016
The big changes over the past few years..
Having a baby and finding a different way of living
Lockdown and having the chance to stop
Finishing her book after 7 years of researching and writing
How having a baby has impacted her views on adventure
Dealing with sleep deprivation and how her life has changed since
Having a new opportunity to live differently
Being in survival mode for the first few months and years
Wanting to take her son on adventures
Taking her son, Jackson on a Kayak
How adventure changed her at 18 and impacted on other areas of her life
Why adventure is so essential for us
Sharing stories of transformation
Wanting to understand the WHY
Wanting to effect public policy
The Adventure Effect
Why adventure matters
The story of Alice
The multiple benefits of adventure
How adventure can change your life
What else are we able to do…
Stretching and growing as people
The story of Sam
Surfing as Therapy
The power of small adventures
The Adventure Mind Conference held in Feb 2020 - to explore the benefits of adventure on well-being
How adventure can be implemented in societies and our everyday lives
How adventures helps us to be the best we can be
Wanting to see adventure and outdoor education back in schools
Wanting to see more Doctors prescribing adventure
How to connect with Belinda and get copies of her new book
Hoping to go on a big family adventure to Canada
New Book: Adventure Revolution: The life-changing power of choosing challenge The first book to explain why adventure is essential to wellbeing.
Explorers Connect: A not-for-profit organisation dedicated to helping people to live more adventurously. Join 30,000+ like-minded adventurers for unique adventure opportunities
Adventure Mind: Conference series exploring the importance of adventure to wellbeing
Belinda’s Personal Social Media
Previous Tough Girl Podcast Interview: 5th July 2016
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