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Five Female Adventure Filmmakers to Watch this Summer

This summer feels deceptively quiet and with all this rain I’m in need of a little adventure inspiration, so I put together my list of five female filmmakers to watch this summer. Most of the films are free to view online - great inspiration for a rainy day…

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Shextreme Adventure Photography Competition

This year I will be judging the Adventure Photography competition for Shextreme Film Festival which is calling for entries along the festival's theme of empowering women in adventure. Encouraging and showcasing female photographers can only broaden the variety and quality of images and inspire others, whether they're male or female…

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Lake District scrambles & Rab Flashpoint jacket review

Weight is one of my biggest considerations when choosing new gear, so when the team at Rab asked if I’d like to review the super lightweight Flashpoint 2 waterproof jacket my answer was a definite yes please…

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What's your outdoors? Ruth Allen on the power of Outdoor Therapy

There’s a growing recognition that time spent outdoors is good for us - not only for physical health and exercise, but for the positive effect it has on our mind. I spoke to Ruth Allen, coach, counsellor, and writer to understand more about the powerful effect the outdoors can have on emotional and mental wellbeing...

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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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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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