Heartbreak and adventure

From Heartache to Adventure Part 3

Read part 1 of Heartache to Adventure here and part 2 here. A New Life in Malaysia Having to pack all of your belongings into two suitcases and one backpack is not the easiest of things to do, despite my usual techniques of shoving, swearing and sitting on everything until it fits.  I arrived in Kuala Lumpur early morning after Boxing Day, slept for hours before waking up … Continue reading From Heartache to Adventure Part 3

Bex Hiking Israel

Wild Mentor Scheme #5: 100km continuous walk

After a hip operation, Pamela was looking for something to focus on to help her through the rehabilitation. Running was now out of the question. By chance, she discovered the 100km Thames Path Challenge. A continuous 100km walk, with a target time of 20 -33 hours. That was it, Pamela was hooked. She may not be able to run, but she can definitely walk! Pamela will … Continue reading Wild Mentor Scheme #5: 100km continuous walk

Clare on heartbreak and adventure

From Heartache to Adventure Part 2

Read part 1 of Heartache to Adventure here I Didn’t See That Coming The cost of a wedding dress, flowers and fancy napkins bought me 2 months in India.  Having ancestral routes from Goa on my great Grandmother’s side, it was a country that had always fascinated me.  Waving goodbye to my panic-stricken parents at Gatwick airport, I joined a Dragoman trip that started from New … Continue reading From Heartache to Adventure Part 2

Flight

Knowing When to Give Up When It All Goes Wrong

Its a timely reminder that exploring the outdoors is dangerous. By pursuing our love of the great outdoors we accept that the many benefits we experience come hand in hand with risk. What would happen if….. One question I often ask myself, both at work and on personal missions is ‘what would happen if….?’ If I broke my leg here what would I do? Could … Continue reading Knowing When to Give Up When It All Goes Wrong

Lucy Shepherd Adventurer Interview

Interview with: Lucy Shepherd

24 year old Lucy Shepherd is no stranger to adventure. She has explored the Arctic, the Andes and the Amazon and has captained a team in one of the world’s toughest and most remote races in Patagonia. She has hiked the GR20 and took part in a solo 500-mile trek across Spain. When she is not adventuring, she is inspiring, educating and documenting.   Full name: … Continue reading Interview with: Lucy Shepherd

Heartbreak and adventure

From Heartache to Adventure Part 1

Well, what should I do now? I had always envisioned myself being married one day (preferably to Tom Hardy), with little sprogs, owning a dog and living in a beautiful home.  My desire and anxiety in achieving this picture perfect life grew stronger as I got older. Why did I have panic attacks?  Was it my job?  My life?  The concept of Tom Hardy being … Continue reading From Heartache to Adventure Part 1

Interview with: Hanna Sillitoe

I came across Hanna Sillitoe and her story at an inspiration speakers event in London (catch up with the highlights and hear her talk here). Her story is amazing. After decades living with a chronic skin condition, she decided to ignore the latest advice from doctors and try alternative treatments. In 30 days she cleared her condition entirely from diet. Hannah shares her story with us … Continue reading Interview with: Hanna Sillitoe

How to get into Trail Running

How to get into; Trail Running

There’s nothing like the freedom of getting into the mountains with minimal equipment and with few particular skills. And this is the joy of trail running. It doesn’t have the best reputation in the extreme/adventurous sporting scene but that’s because there is nothing to glamorize it like there is with many other sports where big tricks or dangerous elements make it juicy. This, however, is … Continue reading How to get into; Trail Running