Sunday 7: Marilyn Scott

Uncategorized Dec 01, 2019

Marilyn Scott started bush-walking at the age of 45 and has been canyoning, abseiling and caving for the past 25 years. As she says, "there comes a time when you stop lying about your age and start bragging about it!"

In between family time and organising guided weekend trips away, we managed to catch up with Marilyn for a quick 'Sunday 7'...

 

What is your most treasured outdoor space and why?

I don’t really have a particular outdoor space in mind, but if I had to pick,...

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Home Review: Adventure Film Turned Human Portrait

In 2009, British Adventurer Sarah Outen rowed solo across the Indian Ocean, becoming the youngest person and the only woman ever to do so. When she returns home, still grieving for her Father, she is lost. Activity seems to be the only possible catharsis, taking the form of an even bigger task: to journey around the world solely under her own steam. Jen Randall’s Home follows Outen’s journey as she cycles, kayaks and rows the 20,000 miles from London to London in search of...

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Highlights from the 2019 Kendal Mountain Literature Festival:

event kmf review Nov 26, 2019

The 2019 Kendal Mountain Literature Festival was packed with a programme of adventurers, writers, historians and artists. Like its cinematic counterpart, the Literature Festival featured extraordinary tales of bravery and endurance. Among these fantastic stories were also discussions by a range of open-minded speakers that tackled some of our biggest questions on nature and nature writing. In an attempt to combat the ‘Kendal Blues’, I look back over the weekend, pick my favourite...

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Sunday 7: Steph Jeavons

interview motorbike sunday7 Nov 24, 2019

Steph Jeavons has ridden her motorbike in some of the hottest, coldest, driest, wettest, highest and lowest places in the world. In 2018 she became the first person to circumnavigate the globe and ride a motorcycle on all seven continents. In 2014 she landed her bike on Antarctica having sailed across the Drake Passage (one of the roughest seas in the world) on a small sailing yacht.

We sent Steph some quickfire questions for our new 'Sunday 7' series...

 

What is your...

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Experience: the Women's Sea Kayak Festival

events kayaking review Nov 08, 2019

What happens when you put some of the best paddlers in the world in a field with some incredibly keen students? Add some sea kayaks and you’ve got the Women’s Sea Kayak Festival, this year held in South Devon in August. With numerous beaches and estuaries, varied sea conditions and great weather, it made for an eventful and inspiring three days.

My teeth were clenched and my knuckles were white as I gripped my paddle. I peered out from under my helmet at the fierce white waves...

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The Final Exam - Q&A with Lia Ditton

interview q&a rowing Oct 29, 2019

Three months before the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Lia Ditton will depart from Choshi, Japan on a mission to row 5,500 miles alone and unsupported across the Pacific Ocean to the west coast of the USA. Nineteen attempts have been made to row this distance. Two were successful. One person was lost at sea.

We caught up with Lia and asked her some questions about her upcoming trip:

 

Q: What initially made you want to attempt a solo crossing of the Pacific?

 

I met a man who had just...

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The Annapurna Diaries

annapurna nepal trekking Oct 14, 2019

Annapurna. The Goddess of the Harvest. This mountain is circumnavigated by the 230km Annapurna Circuit trek which crosses the Thorung La: a 5416m pass teetering on the brink of the Tibetan Plateau. Often voted the best long-distance hike in the world, it is trumped only by the base camp of Everest herself. In March 2019, I set myself on this challenge, alone and unguided.

The journey to the start line is somewhat of an initiation. Amidst the chaos of Kathmandu, people, obscure pieces of...

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World First: Cycling the Great Himalayan Trail

I found myself lost at the foot of the Nepalese Himalayas about 7 hours from Kathmandu by bike. Laxmi, Karen Hill and myself, the three females from the highest MTB stage race in the world, the Yak Attack 2018, had decided to ride back from Pokhara to Kathmandu. However, where organised trips would take eight days and local elite riders took four days, we only had three; we had flights home to catch. The morning of the third day I felt pretty empty and couldn’t quite keep up with the...

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Run Unexpected - A Mystery Trail Run with Salomon

events review Oct 06, 2019

The unknown is a key element in any adventure. If you know exactly what you're getting yourself in for, you've missed the point. Now, I would not call myself a runner. In fact I often have to trick myself into going on "not-runs"... although nowhere near often enough to be even competent at running. 

But when Salomon got in touch about a mystery trail running event at a mystery location with mystery activities along the way... I just couldn't resist. They called it RunUnexpected and I...

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The Big Bang: An Interview with Emma Twyford

climbing interview Oct 03, 2019

Emma Twyford photographed on The Big Bang by John Bunney. 

 

After redpointing The Big Bang at Lower Pen Trywn (North Wales), Emma Twyford has become the first British woman to climb 9a. Known as Wales’ hardest sport climb, Emma’s ascent is only the third of this route. We sent Faye Latham, a member of our blog team, to talk to Emma about her success and any advice she might have for female climbers.

 

Q: What attracted you to the climb, ‘The Big...

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