In 1982 at age 22 Elspeth set off on a solo motorbike trip around the world. The journey took her 2.5 years and she covered a distance of 48,000 miles taking in the sites of North America, Australasia, Asia & Europe.
This was all done in the age before mobile phones and internet. During her travels Elspeth rode through post-revolutionary Iran during the war with Iraq.
Thru hiking the Appalachian Trail in 100 days is going to be a challenge.
I’ve shared more about my physical and mental preparation as well as the costs involved in getting me to the start of the trail. I have been meticulous with regards to what I’m taking with me and what it’s going to weigh.
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As well has having specific tactics for all aspects of the walk. The oth...
Cheryl Strayed is a writer, mother, feminist, and a storyteller. She is the author of 4 books, including the #1 New York Times Bestseller, Wild. The book shares her journey on the Pacific Crest Trail alone at the age of 22 while going through grief and depression. From a difficult childhood with a single mum to later losing her mum, Cheryl has experienced great sadness and come through stronger.
Phoebe Smith is an adventurer, author, editor, presenter, speaker and filmmaker.
By day she is award-winning editor of Wanderlust Travel Magazine, travel writer and presenter, by night she’s an extreme sleeping outdoors adventurer who thrives on heading off 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...
I need to really think about my thru-hike and how best to undertake it. There needs to be an element of flexibility built in, to ensure I make it to my destination (Mount Katahdin) by my deadline date - 10th September, but also to ensure I don’t spend my whole trip beating myself up if I don’t complete the millage and struggle to stick to the plan.
The trail is 2,190 miles long, so in 100 days, I woul...
I’m so excited on the 3rd June I will be starting my Appalachian Trail thru-hike. Which I plan to do in 100 days.
The 100 days came about as I wouldn’t have been able to take 5 or 6 months off to do the trail (which is the average time most people take). I’m starting my Masters in October, so knew I had to finish in September, my birthday is on the 10th (not a massive fan, to be honest, I hate it) but...
Dr Laura Gush is a patron of the Tough Girl Podcast, a member of the Tough Girl tribe and a phenomenal runner. She’s raced in The Iron Man, Marathon Des Sables and a number of ultra races and marathons.
Laura took a year off her medical career in 2015 and took that time to get her personal training qualifications and race in the Marathon Des Sables. Laura shares what she does to train for a race and ho...
A thru-hike more than anything else is a mental challenge. It is being alone with your thoughts every single day, it is dealing with the routine, the weather, it’s being positive and upbeat when you don’t want to be. It’s being determined, focused and working hard to achieve your goal.
It’s going to be hard, challenging and also a life changing experience, which will test me.