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Kat Young - Hiker & Blogger at Attitude over Ability - Hiking the Coast to Coast UK

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.

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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Show notes

  • 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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Twitter: @KEYoung29

Instagram: @kattheyoung


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