Arctic Adventure: The Fjällräven Polar 2019

This is the story of a 300km journey across the wilderness from Norway to Sweden as part of the Fjällräven Polar 2019 expedition, crossing the tundra, cuddling huskies and proving that there’s an Arctic explorer hidden inside everyone.  Fat snowflakes…

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Video: British Exploring Society Expedition in the Indian Himalayas

Looking for a challenge? Here’s a taste of my six-week adventure in the Indian Himalayas with the British Exploring Society, a charity that takes young people on life-changing expeditions every year. In the summer of 2018 our team set up…

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The adventurous guide to Jordan

Welcome, adventurers, to a land of wild deserts, of lost cities and of moon-like seas. My active guide to Jordan is here to show you where to hike, go canyoning and sleep out under the stars. Jordan really is the…

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The secret joys of skinny dipping

Why naked swimming is one of the best ways to feel part of nature and better about your body. Let’s go skinny dipping! The secret joys of skinny dipping Have you ever swum completely naked – no swimsuit, no wetsuit,…

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Weekend adventures: big adventures, little time

Think work will get in the way of dreaming big? Not if you pick one of these seven epic weekend adventures, all of which fit into just a few days and require little or no annual leave. Pack a bag,…

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How to get your mitts on a signed copy of The Girl Outdoors

You lovely lot have been requesting signed copies of The Girl Outdoors, and as both the blog and the book have just been shortlisted as blog of the year and book of the year at the Travel Media Awards 2018,…

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The Girl Outdoors, the book!

INTRODUCING THE GIRL OUTDOORS BOOK I wrote a book! I’m so happy to show you The Girl Outdoors, out now on Amazon and in bookshops. It’s published by Bloomsbury Publishing UK and is available to order in paperback and digital forms.…

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Interview: Epic Elise Wortley treks the Himalayas

Just in time for International Women’s Day,here’s my interview with inspiring adventurer Elise Wortley, who is following in the footsteps of legendary female explorer Alexandra David-Neél in the Indian Himalayas with an all-female team. Meet Elise Wortley. She’s very likely…

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How it feels to go cliff camping

How to feels to go cliff camping: spending the night on a portaledge Ever heard of cliff camping? It’s no gentle night under canvas – sleeping suspended on a cliff edge on a tiny, portable platform called a portaledge is…

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Ten outdoorsy challenges for 2018

I don’t massively subscribe to the ‘new year, new you’ bollocks that gets bandied about every January but I do believe in setting myself a few rewarding resolutions to help me get outdoors. These ten easy challenges are brilliant ways…

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Every woman has her Everest – in praise of small adventures

In praise of small adventures I loved by the Women’s Adventure Expo this weekend. This life-affirming event is packed with amazing female explorers and intrepid travellers who are out conquering new summits, setting records, achieving world firsts. These women are…

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Adventure kit items that could save your life, picked for Red Bull

The great outdoors is an extremely beautiful place – but it can also be pretty inhospitable. Any adventurer worth their Himalayan rock salt should prepare for the worst by carrying the gear that could save lives in a pinch. From…

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Build an adventure-friendly first aid kit

First aid is an invaluable skill to have anywhere, but it’s especially important in the back of beyond, for treating yourself or others. Keep a kit in your car and pack a soft mini kit bag for overnight treks and…

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Join my workshop at Base Camp Festival 2017

Hey adventure friends! Join me at this year’s Base Camp Festival 2017, taking place over the 7-10 September in the Peak District. I’ll be running an awesome workshop, titled ‘Getting Started in Adventure Blogging & Travel Writing’.

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Sponsored post: Five summer adventures in Breckenridge, Colorado

If you’re looking to add a sense of excitement to your summer plans, head to Breckenridge, Colorado for a playground of outdoors activities against a glorious mountain backdrop.

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10 summer evening adventures to take this week

Long summer evenings were made for little adventures. It’s time to stop seeing the working week as something to get through, (‘Hump Day’: ICK) and learn to savour hours of balmy sunshine. Tick off some of my favourite outdoor escapes…

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