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Emily Scott - Ski instructor and Mountain Leader. Completing Project 282.


Renata Chlumska  - Adventure athlete who became the first Swedish and Czech woman to climb Mount Everest and in 2005 did a circumnavigate of the lower 48 States of the United States by her own power.

Adventure & endurance enthusiast, with a fondness for Type 2 Fun. Ski instructor and mountain leader.

Happiest when outside, particularly in the mountains!

Challenges include cycling LEJOG, NC500 and Tour du Mont Blanc, both ski-touring and running the Haute Route from Chamonix to Zermatt, and climbing Mont Blanc.

In 2018 Emily completed Project 282: a 4-month self-propelled round of Scotland's 282 Munros (mountains above 3000ft) which involved cycling 2,600km, walking 2,200km on foot and crossing 3 waterways in a kayak. The total elevation gain was over 150,000m – all of this was self-supported.

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Show notes

  • Who is Emily

  • Being an adventure endurance junkie

  • Her 2 buzz words for happiness are ‘Outdoors and Active”

  • Being on the support crew - Climate Relay from Scotland to Egypt

  • What Emily was like as a little girl

  • Breaking her arm and getting into running

  • Doing her first marathon at 17 years old

  • Running the Athens Marathon 2004

  • Transitioning from marathons to ultra running

  • Preferring to run the longer distances

  • Running the Dublin Marathon 2008

  • Going through a phase of running marathons

  • Working in London and making some big changes

  • Not feeling fulfilled and wanting to take some time off

  • Becoming a ski instructor and doing a ski season in the Alps

  • Project 282 Munro Challenge - where the idea came from and what was involved

  • A 4-month self-propelled, continuous trip from North to South Scotland

  • Being unsupported and the challenges

  • The logistics of the challenge and putting a plan in place

  • Being fully committed to the challenge

  • The final few Munros

  • Fuelling and nutrition while climbing big mountains

  • Training programs?

  • Feeling rested and getting a PB in the marathon distance

  • Post adventure blues after the challenge

  • Struggling with a lack of direction

  • Spending approx £4k on Project 282

  • Plans for 2023

  • Connect with Emily

  • Final words of advice

  • Making yourself commit and taking the first step

  • Cycling from Lands End to John O’Groats

 

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