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Phoebe Smith - Extreme Sleeping Adventurer, Storyteller-in-Residence at, & host of the

Phoebe Smith - Extreme Sleeping Adventurer, Storyteller-in-Residence at, & host of the Wander Woman Podcast.

Phoebe Smith is an adventurer, presenter, broadcaster, author, editor, photographer, speaker and filmmaker.

By day she is award-winning travel writer, broadcaster and presenter, host of the Wander Woman Podcast, Sleep Storyteller-in-Residence at and contributing editor for Wanderlust Travel Magazine. By night she’s an extreme sleeping outdoors adventurer who thrives on heading 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 centremost point – which she did solo, on consecutive nights in 2014. In December 2017 she gave up her Christmas to complete the self-devised Sleep the Three Peaks challenge – in which she overnighted on the summits of the highest mountains in Wales, England and Scotland - successfully raising over £8,000 and awareness for Centrepoint (the young people's homeless charity) ending on Christmas morning on the summit of Ben Nevis. In 2018 she gave up Christmas again to walk the Hadrian Hundred for Homeless dressed as Wander Woman.

In 2020 she will embark on a world first in Antarctica with her teammate Dwayne Fields, in a bid to raise awareness about climate change and how it effects the wildlife who call the place home, and as part of a bigger project to take a group of underprivileged young people to the White Continent in 2021 with her #WeTwo Foundation (LINK

She is the author of 10 books including the bestselling Extreme Sleeps: Adventures of a Wild Camper,Wilderness Weekends: Wild Adventures in Britain's Rugged Corners, The Wilderness Cookbook and the Travel Writer’s Field Guide.


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Show notes

  • Who is Phoebe

  • Extreme Sleeping

  • Getting more involved in charity work

  • Deciding to sleep the 3 peaks

  • What was involved and the challenges involved

  • Deciding to sleep off 10 UK Landmarks

  • Walking the width of Britain dressed as WanderWoman

  • The WE TWO Foundation

  • What it was like on Snowdonia in winter

  • Being in a cloud inversion

  • Dealing with gale force winds

  • Her motivations

  • Sleeping better outdoors

  • Sleep stories for an app called

  • The process behind sleep stories

  • Becoming a slow traveller

  • Portaledges…

  • Sleeping in a harness

  • How to poo and pee from the tent

  • Using a pee bowl…

  • The Night Vision Challenge in 2019

  • What Three Words

  • Not having any kayaking experience

  • We Two Foundation

  • The challenges of talking about gender and race with companies

  • Having to change the goal due to lack of funding

  • Doing the challenge in the UK - Seabirds to South

  • Planting seeds for the next generation

  • The challenges of the UK weather and dealing with the rain…

  • Human kindness seen on the trip

  • Maintaining moral during the tough times

  • The Wander Woman Podcast

  • Wanting to go to Easter Island in Chile

  • Katherine Routledge who helped us understand the origins of the Easter Island moai.

  • Getting mad and getting even by telling women’s stories

  • Final words of advice to motivate and inspire you


Social Media

Instagram @phoebersmith


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Have a fantastic week! Sarah x

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