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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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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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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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