INSPIRATION

Every episode is full of inspiring stories of women overcoming great challenges.

The Tough Girl Podcast won the  Shextreme Best Adventure Podcast Award in 2019 & the Women's Sports Trust #BeAGameChanger National Award for Media Initiative of the Year 2018.

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Skiers & Snowboarders

Bonnie St. John

1st African-American ever to win medals in Winter Olympic competition. Talking about building resilience, embracing inclusion and achieving success.

Ann Bancroft

First women to ski to both poles, and lead the first all women's expedition to the South Pole. Helping girls and women find their voice and potential in whatever they do.

Dr. Hajjah Sharifah Mazlina Syed Abdul Kadir

Malaysian Polar Explorer who ski-sailed across Antartica from the South Pole to Hercules inlet in 22 days.

Liv Arnesen

First woman in the world to ski solo and unsupported to the South Pole (1994) – a 50-day expedition of 745 miles (1,200 km)

Chemmy Alcott

4X Winter Olympian and one of Great Britain’s greatest ever skiers!

Karen Darke

Modern-day ‘Alchemist’, passionate about turning challenge into opportunity and transforming the difficult stuff into ‘gold’

Mollie Hughes

29, Youngest woman to ski from Hercules Inlet in Western Antarctica to the South Pole.

Paula Reid

The Adventure Psychologist - Going knowingly into the unknown

Callie Morgigno

Bike touring in Asia, climbing Denali and Aconcagua & finishing a 5,000 mile unsupported ski, kayak and bike from Arctic Russia in mid-winter, to the Bosporus Strait in Istanbul!

Felicity Aston

Expedition Leader for The Women's Euro-Arabian North Pole Expedition 2018.

Nayla Tawa

Producer. Director. Adventurer. Humanitarian.

Paula Reid

Adventurer Living Life to the Full - Crossed 150 Things Off Her Bucket List

Ann Daniels

A record breaking Polar Explorer

Tori Murden McClure

1st woman and 1st American to ski to the geographic South Pole (1989), and 1st woman to row solo across the Atlantic Ocean (1999).

Jill Wheatley

Visually impaired, traumatic brain injury survivor. Adventuring in the mountains around the world.

Ellen Piercy

Leading a double life of adventure and engineering. Trained for an expedition to Svalbard 2022 and walking all 25 long distance trails in Cheshire #CheshireChallenge.

Marie Cheng

Avid outdoor and adventure enthusiast, dog mum, and founder of Three Peaks Adventures.

Jean Muenchrath

Hiking, skiing and exploring wild places. Author of, “If I Live Until Morning, A True Story of Adventure, Tragedy and Transformation”

Suzanne “Sunny” Stroeer

First woman to circumnavigate and summit Aconcagua in a single push - the Full 360!

Wendy Searle

Adventurer, mother of 4 and 7th woman to ski solo and unsupported from Hercules Inlet to the South Pole!

Christine Dennison

Diving and exploring in remote regions from the Arctic Sea to Amazon's Rio Negro. Plus Skiing to the North Pole as part of an all women team!

Kikkan Randall

5X Olympian, Olympic champion cross-country skier 2018 & World Champion, “Get-Activist” and Mom Athlete.

Leanne Spencer

Citi exec until burnout, recovered, became a PT, & co-founded Bodyshot! She’s taken part in 3x Scotland Coast to Coast Races, as well as Man V Mountain! Currently training for the Arctic Circle Race in 2019!

Tashi and Nungshi Malik

1st siblings and twins to climb the 7 Summits and reach the North and South Poles and complete the Explorers Grand Slam.

Nics Wetherill

British Army Dr, Ironman finisher & training for the Ex Ice Maiden Challenge!

Amy Bushatz

Getting outside for 20mins everyday and how it’s changed her life. Plus going after a 100 miler mountain run!

Patti Shales Lefkos

Journalist, Adventure Traveller and Author of: Nepal One day at a time.

Rosie Stancer

Accomplished Polar athlete and explorer since 1996 - described by one journalist as “a cross between Tinker Bell and the Terminator”

Genny Brown

Aiming to be the first Aruban to ski to the South Pole and raise awareness on the devastating effects of Lyme Disease.

Saray Khumalo

Zambia-born South African explorer and mountaineer. In May 2019, she became the first Black African woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest.

Gina Johansen

Walking 3,000km the length of Norway, plus a solo crossing of Lake Baikal in Siberia!

Chris Fagan

Her Extraordinary Quest to the South Pole!

Leanne Spencer & Antonia Bannasch

The Worlds Toughest Ski Race , The Arctic Circle Race, Greenland - 160km!

Dr. Ghazala Ahmad-Mear

Surgeon for the NHS, Adventurer and only woman who walked with Robert Swan on the South Pole Energy Challenge in January 2018.

Caroline Elliott

French Search and Rescue - Mountain rescue with avalanche dog 'Fjord'

Kim Constantinesco

Editor-in-Chief of @Purpose2Play, Big mountain snowboarder, Stunt Woman who is addicted to storytelling & living boldly

Felicity Ashton MBE

Author, speaker, expedition leader and former Antarctic scientist. In 2012 she became the first woman to ski alone across Antarctica.