Women in Adventure... is gender becoming a distraction?

Recently I’ve seen several high profile women mentioning with frustration the fact that their gender is a talking point. I do understand that. When you’ve dedicated your life to becoming one of the most highly skilled in your profession, whether as an athlete, a survivalist, or a photographer, why should the fact that you happen to be female be a talking point?

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Telling Women's Stories - Women's Climbing Symposium 2017!

The subject of this year's Women's Climbing Symposium was Inspiration, so I was excited to find out more about what inspires the women at the WCS by running an interactive session. The results were fascinating, and especially useful for those who would like to engage more women and encourage them into sport and the outdoors...

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So why aren't more Women in Adventure films?

For most of 2017 I’ve been producing a series of short action sports films for Salt Street. We wanted them to feel inclusive, a crew that anyone would want to be part of, and that included a strong female presence. It was much harder than we imagined, and it’s given me a new insight into the reasons that there still aren't enough women in adventure films...

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Megan Hine, Mind of a Survivor - book review

Megan Hine is an adventurer, wilderness expedition leader, and survival expert. In her book, Mind of a Survivor, Megan shares what the wild has taught her about survival and success.

She says, “In modern society it’s sometimes possible to avoid confronting life’s challenges, or wait for someone else to make the changes you want to see. In the wild, it all comes down to you. That’s such a valuable lesson to learn, because that’s how you get the most out of life.”

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Clare Anderson - Outdoor Kids

Clare Anderson established Outdoor Kids Sheffield, a non-profit group that inspires families to play and explore in nature, especially those with very young children. "I started Outdoor Kids when I had my two sons. I didn’t really want to go to the usual baby groups, so I started exploring the Peak District. I decided to share that with other people..." 

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You can learn to skydive!

“The first jump was just such an amazing feeling. They literally pushed me out, you have no choice. As soon as the wind hit my face, that was it, I knew that I loved it.” Lynne is a nurse who skydives in her spare time. She was trained by coaches and competitive skydivers Victoria and Rebecca Bradley, who explain just how accessible the sport can be...

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Victoria and Rebecca Bradley - Skydivers

We are at 5000 feet and Victoria and Rebecca Bradley are sitting by the open back doors of a small aeroplane. We climb sharply, and in a matter of seconds with a grin and a fist bump, they are gone. I’m alone with the pilot, who aims for home at a plummeting pace. He tells me I won’t see the skydivers, they have already dropped 2.5 miles back to solid ground...

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Caroline Elliott - Ski Patrol Search and Rescue dog handler

"Search and rescue is a year-round role, it’s a full time activity. I have to juggle to fit it with the rest of life. In winter when the dog is on duty, you take 24 hour shifts with a beeper system. On those days you have to be able to get in a car or a helicopter and go. If you’re in the supermarket shopping, you just have to run...."

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