Kat is a climate change consultant based in Oxfordshire. Striving for a healthy work-life balance Kat spends as much time as possible outdoors, mostly walking and cycling, with a splash of paddle boarding.
Kat also spends a lot of the time with grease on her face as a volunteer mechanic for Broken Spoke, a community bike project in Oxford.
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Early childhood and being an active family
Having a passion for the environment
Having a work life balance
Starting her blog ‘Attitude over Ability’
Writing about her experiences
What does Adventure mean to Kat?
Why you don’t need to suffer to have adventure
Why it’s ok to have a nice time and to have fun
Deciding to walk across Switzerland solo
The Alpine Pass Route, Switzerland
Training and fitness for the challenge
Doing a 2 day Mountain Training course
Having an infinity for crossing countries on foot
Deciding to hike the South Island of New Zealand
Planning for a 3month trip on the other side of the world
Money and budgets
Concerns before the challenge
The challenging weather in New Zealand
The safety of crossing the rivers
Dealing with wet feet day after day
Being social or wanting solitude
Being ill with heatstroke
Dealing with the adventure blues after time away on an adventure
Attitude to life and adventure
Final words of advice
Separate her self worth from her achievements
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