Gail Muller is an adventurer, writer and educator. She was told at 14 she’d need to use a wheelchair by the age of 40, but at 41 embarked on one of the world’s toughest treks over 6 months in the USA – The Appalachian Trail.
For fifteen years she struggled with muscular-skeletal issues, chronic pain and the mental health issues that arise from them, but she never gave up hope of healing and resolution.
Her debut memoir 'Unlost' is an inspiring, uplifting and moving account of one woman’s incredible journey into the unknown. A love letter to the healing power of the wild outdoors and an incredible testament to the strength of the human spirit, Gail’s story is for anyone who has ever felt stuck in a rut, lost or scared.
She has recently returned from the Continental Divide Trail - a massive hike across the United States where she battled with unmarked trails, grizzly bears, wildfires, weeks at altitude and raging snowmelt-filled river fords. Gail will recount how through all of her journeys, she found has grit, determination, and hope in the darkest of times.
Unlost: A journey of self-discovery and the healing power of the wild outdoors by Gail Muller, published by Thread, was released on the 7th September 2021.
*Content Warning - Mention of sexual assault and thoughts of suicide.
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Who is Gail Muller
Being a teacher and an educator
Talking to us about her adventures and what she’s overcome
Growing up in Cornwall and what it means to be Cornish
Her teenage years
Being told she would end up in a wheelchair in her 40s
Working on super yachts and in the film industry
Dealing with back pain which became chronic
Learning to treat herself with kindness
Finding a solution while in Italy
Feeling suicidal and wanting to end it all
Don’t give up hope and why a solution is just around the corner
Wanting to use her body to do something magnificent
Losing a loved one
Starting to save to go up on a big adventure
Learning outdoor skills
Fears and concerns before heading of to hike the Appalachian Trail
Dealing with sexual assault and panic attacks
Heading south bound on the AT- starting with Mt. Khatardin and the 100 mile wilderness
Enjoyment, love and magical moments
Trail magic and trail angels
Making new friends and connecting with a trail family
Deciding to go south bound
Wanting to be more alone on the trail
Walking on the CTD in summer 2021
Not wanting to road walk in smoke
The plan for 2021 and how it changed
Full time adventuring….
Writing her first book - Unlost
Hiking with 2 broken bones in her foot
Making a plan for 2022
South West Coast Path, UK
Being diagnosed with ADHD recently
Becoming best friends with her body
How to connect with Gail
Words of advice to inspire you
Why you should never quit on a bad day
FB Group @Unlostoutdoors
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