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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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
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