October 30, 2018

Jen has always loved to be active, from running around while growing up in the Peak District to playing football with the boys. Leaving school, and heading off to University she was painfully shy and struggle to talk to people, however, as she was studying to be a barrister she was thrown into the deep end and worked hard to over come this. While studying and working, exercise took a back seat until s...

October 26, 2018

Katy Parrott is no stranger to taking on the toughest of challenges. In fact, her desire to push herself through anything that comes her way has earned her the description of “Tinkerbell crossed with the Terminator”. While Katy spends her days working in TV production, her free time is full of working in the army reserves or training for ridiculous endurance events. This incredible adventurer shows u...

October 23, 2018

Lowri has been around kayaking all her life, but didn’t get into paddling properly until she was 14, when kayaks and kit started to fit. She became hooked, nagging anyone she could to take her paddling – whether it was to a local beck, cold winter surf or a man-made white water course. All of her hard work paid off and Lowri earned a place on the GB freestyle team for the 2001 World Championships an...

October 19, 2018

Popularly known as the ‘Everest twins’, Tashi and Nungshi Malik dedicate their adventures to empowering and encouraging Indian girls. These incredible sisters hold six Guinness World Records including the first female twins to scale Everest, first female twins and siblings to scale the Seven Summits and youngest persons to complete the Explorers Grand Slam. Tashi and Nungshi came on the Tough Girl po...

October 16, 2018

Susie Mitchell is a 38 year first time mom to a lovely vibrant baby girl Tori. Always enjoying the challenge of trying her hand at different sports, she discovered track cycling in July of 2011. After failing to make her mark in anything from shot putt to surfing, it finally seemed she had found something she was good at. Then two months later she became pregnant. Having set her sights on competing in...

October 12, 2018

After the sudden death of a dear friend in 2008, Katy Willings entered the world of adventure. Her friend had entered into the Rickshaw Run in India through a quirky company called The Adventurists. Katy thought the idea was ridiculous but ended up taking her friend’s place. At the end of the Rickshaw Run, The Adventurists announced the Mongol Derby, the world’s longest horse race. Interested in horse...

October 9, 2018

Nikki moved to Chamonix, to ski, serve beer to the locals and dance on bar tops, way back in the Winter of 2004.  Nikki has worked hard to train and run long distances and has run some incredible races and routes all over the world.  They include, the UTMB (all distances) 100km CCC/120km TDS/ 170km, as well as the Everest marathon. Based in Chamonix, she is a fully qualified VTCT Sports Massage Thera...

October 5, 2018

As part of committing to a life of adventure, Hannah Cox decided to travel 18,000 miles from the UK to Bhutan in what she calls her ‘Road to Happiness’. Putting together this mega-adventure took plenty of planning and preparation. On top of all that, Hannah got rid of all her possessions except a backpack and suitcase! The minimalist adventurer herself shared with Tough Girl Challenges what it took t...

October 2, 2018

Jessica is an Author, and Adventure Activist. In her early forties after the eleventh round of unsuccessful IVF, she decided it was time to take on another adventure. It became the start of a journey in pursuit of the answer to the question: ‘Does motherhood make you happy or can you have a fulfilling life without children?’ What she’s learning is that there are many routes to creating a family if...

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