Mary-Ann is a broadcaster, anthropologist and lover of the outdoors. She mostly makes TV shows about archaeology and anthropology, and her work has taken her from yak herders' camps on the Tibetan plateau to the slums of Dhaka in Bangladesh, the deserts of Australia and crofters' cottages on the Scottish islands.
She's currently pinned in one place (give or take) by two small children, and is working out ways to live an adventurous life with kids and a mortgage.
Mary-Ann is also passionate about helping people from diverse backgrounds find outdoor adventures, and challenging the systems that mean access isn't equal for all. She's a hillwalking ambassador for the British Mountaineering Council, and a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.
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Who is Mary-Ann in her own words
Growing up in Cheshire loving outdoors
Learning and working with adults as a kid
Wanting to be a vet back then
How she got into Anthropology
Her first research as an Anthropologist
Challenges getting on adventures as a mum of two kids
Joining a 40-day expedition in the Simpson Desert in Australia
Making positive choices rather than missing out
Her role as the British Mountaineering Council's hillwalking ambassador
'Finding Our Way' Podcast and what this is about
Celebrating people who are making a difference
Seeing Sarah Williams as a role model
Getting into more detail about her role as a Royal Geographical Society fellow
Future challenges she would like to take on
Wanting to hike the Cape Wrath Trail
Her goal of travelling more in the east and west of Africa
Wishing to go on a long journey with horses
Spending time with the yak herders
Having deep connections with animals and landscapes
Biggest challenges she faced in her 20's
Budget and travel with confidence
Gender and safety
Final words or advice
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