Phoebe Smith is an adventurer, author, editor, presenter, speaker and filmmaker.
By day she is award-winning editor of Wanderlust Travel Magazine, travel writer and presenter, by night she’s an extreme sleeping outdoors adventurer who thrives on heading off to the wildest locations she can find to sleep in the strangest places she can seek out.
She was the first person to sleep at all the extreme points of mainland Britain – including the centre most point – which she did solo, on consecutive nights in 2014.
She has completed the Three Peaks Sleeps Challenge – in which she overnighted on the summits of the highest mountains in Wales, England and Scotland.
She is also the author of 7 books including the bestselling Extreme Sleeps: Adventures of a Wild Camper,Wilderness Weekends: Wild Adventures in Britain's Rugged Corners and the first ever guidebook to Britain’s free-to-stay-in mountain shelters –Book of the Bothy.
Backpacks & her favourite Lowe Alpine pack
How Phoebe would introduce herself and why she lives something of a double life…
Inspiring people to travel to new places
Doing a feature on the Appalachian trail and how you can fit in the best bits of the trail in 2 weeks
Being a tourist in her own backyard the UK
Why adventure doesn’t have to be extreme
Growing up close to Snowdonia National Park and taking it for granted
Not knowing what she wanted to do with her life
Working in Australia for a year and how sleeping in a swag bag in the “red centre” change her perspective on the outdoors
Finding strange places to sleep throughout the world
Trying wild camping
Her fist solo wild camping experience
Dealing with the naysayers
Having adventures in the UK
2014 - The sleeping challenge!
Seeing a cloud inversion
Dealing with the rubbish on the top of the Ben Nevis
Getting people to appreciate their local beauty spots
The history of the bothy and becoming a bothy bagger!
The Book of the Bothy - 26 of her favourite shelters spread out through Britain
Her first book - The Camper’s Friend and how it came about via twitter!
Practical tips for people going camping
“Enjoy not endure”
Creating a hot water bottle
Why it ok to just stop and “just allowing yourself to be”
Wild Camping in Scotland and the changes to the by-laws and how it can impact you
Take your rubbish with you and leave no trace
What people should do, to help support this campaign
Ordnance Survey 2016 and 2017 - Get Outside Champion #GetOutside
Why you should learn to map read
How she’s applied what she’s learned from the outdoors to her own life
Getting angry with herself whilst facing a dangerous river crossing
Her 8th book!! Britons Best Small Hills - ***Coming 1st September***
Final words of wisdom
“You don’t find the time, you make the time”
Creating your own go bag!!
Say hi to Phoebe via Twitter @PhoebeRSmith & Instagram