Jessie’s lifelong outdoor odyssey began with Duke of Edinburgh walks in the Peak District.
This segued into long hill hikes in the Yorkshire Dales, multi-day treks in the Lake District, scrambles in North Wales and adventures scaling alpine pinnacles.
When not walking, she can be found rock climbing, wild swimming, cycling, photographing, filmmaking, writing and modelling.
Jessie in her own words:
“It’s so so important to be championing a greater diversity of voices and lenses that show a different narrative on the world.”
“For me, trad climbing helps me slow everything down. When I have deadlines on, worrying about where my next job comes through or trying to give my head a bit of space, I find nothing helps concentrate me more than heading to my local crag and putting all the mind chatter in a box. Being on the sharp end and taking a deep breath, committing to the move above my gear - that is what gives me energy”
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Who is Jessie
Juggling a lot of things as a freelancer
Being British-born Chinese
Her family and growing up in Essex
Being encourage by her parents to get into a good university
Doing the Duke of Edinburgh Award through Air Cadets
Getting mini expeditions under her belt in the local area
Heading out to the Peak District for the DoE Silver Award
Going on to do the Gold Award and doing the expedition to the Pyrenees Mountains!
The spark for hiking, trekking and exploration
Her future plans and dreams
Being the oldest in her family and being a rebel
Having a desire to spend time outdoors
Where her drive and ambition comes from
Her passion for photography
Being inspired by amazing and supportive teachers
The realities of being a professional photographer in the outdoors
Heading up North to Leeds to get a degree
Working in a commercial studio
Getting involved in a hiking club
Starting as a social hiker and how it evolved into climbing
The loss of a climber from the hiking club and it’s impact
Finding solace in the mountains
Gaining Alpine Skills
Getting Trad Climbing experience in 2015
Having good friends
Heading to the Alps for her first Alpine Adventure 2016
Being an OS #GetOutside Champion
Dealing with the Beast from the East in the UK while climbing
Encouraging people to see what adventures are available on their doorstep
Advice for other women to achieve their goals
Taking her ML assessment and her challenging experience
Advice for those who want to take their ML
New film….with the Pinnacle Club
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