WanderWomen Scotland - catching up with Anna Wood

“WanderWomen Scotland was inspired by so many different aspects of my life. My upbringing in a politically very closed and strict country has instilled the idea of being outside in nature meaning freedom from a very early age. Escaping from rules and laws and enjoying the lawless perfection of nature, stilling the mind and moving the body.

When my 2 boys were younger I flexi-schooled them for 5 years, meaning that they didn't go to school on mondays - instead we would climb trees, make...

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Tonic of the Sea - a story of recovery with Katie Maggs

“Being in open water, there is something about the fact that you’re quite ‘away’ from other things. You get that feeling of being ‘inside’ nature, you’re immersed in it. All of the things that I lost through burnout or stress and anxiety - feeling brave, feeling capable, feeling physically strong, mentally strong, being able to have fun and enjoy something - swimming is what brought all of those things back. If you can manage to get into the sea in...

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How I rode a unicycle the length of Taiwan* - Kelli Jackson

taiwan unicycle unicycling Dec 27, 2018
*In actual Taiwan, not just doing laps of my driveway to equal the distance.

Unicycle. It’s a word that often invokes circus images. It’s not something you’d associate with anxiety. But that’s exactly how it was that I came to ride a unicycle for eleven days and 430 kilometres, from the north to the south of Taiwan, in November 2018.

A few years ago, life threw me some difficult moments - as it does to us all, and I decided in celebration of making it through that...

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What I learnt from the Patagonia Adventure Activists - 8 key takeaways

When you find something that you can give some of your soul to, it’s the most fulfilling thing ever – Carmen Kuntz.

Patagonia’s Adventure Activists tour has travelled the country showcasing people who have paired their love of sport and adventure with environmental activism - trying to communicate big, gritty issues in a fun and meaningful way.

But what has adventure got to do with activism? Do we really need to drag these big environmental issues into EVERY single part of...

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Finding My Brave - by Jo Mosely

UPDATE, January 2019 - you can now hear Jo recite this poem in her new film here!
 
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I couldn’t find them in the fridge
Not in a bar of salty chocolate nor homemade rhubarb jam
I’d searched on Twitter trending and scoured Stories on the ‘Gram.
 
My body grew so nervous, I was anxious in my soul 
My joy and courage had gone AWOL
I didn’t feel quite whole.
 
With treasured fins and board I headed for the beach 
Laced up trusty running...
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10 things no-one will tell you about Winter Climbing

Jenny is currently working for the Lake District National Park as an education facilitator. She has become a fairly regular climber in the lakes throughout the last year; found out on the crags and at the wall when the weather isn't playing game. She will always have a smile on her face if being out in the fresh air is involved. She tells us about her weekend in Scotland - the first winter climbing trip of the season!

This weekend I completed my first mixed rock and ice routes in the...

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Breathing Space: 12 memories of breathing adventure

air breathing guest blog Dec 07, 2018

How aware are you of air? Do you appreciate breathing in your life?

I feel that adventuring has made me a bit of a connoisseur!

Perhaps it started as a child, when before the invention of inhalers I struggled with asthma.  So I was sent to have ‘breathing lessons’ (good old NHS) and my wheezing turned to breathing – freedom!  Air became my friend to be cherished and enjoyed.

I love walking the Lakeland fells where I luckily live. The cool early morning air,...

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Berghaus Women in Adventure at Kendal Mountain Festival... PLUS exclusive interview with Anna Blackwell

Kendal Mountain Festival – fellow attendees, have you recovered yet? What a crazy packed weekend! I was there representing Intrepid, as official new Blog Editor for the team – woop!

One of my absolute must-go-to’s for the weekend was Berghaus’ Women in Adventure session on Saturday night – hosted by the one and only Anna McNuff. Anna is also known as the happiest and most enthusiastic person in adventure, and her achievements include running the length of New...

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Kendal Mountain Festival! 7 insights from Seonaid Lafferty, sustainability advisor for the festival

Welcome to our first Intrepid Blog! Instead of writing a nice, gentle, fluffy ‘Intro Blog’ we are going to launch right in and get talking about what’s happening this weekend – Kendal Mountain Festival. You may (let’s be honest, you HAVE) heard of this whopper in the adventure calendar. It has grown from a small film festival, into one of the most acclaimed outdoor gatherings the world has to offer. It is running from Thursday (yes, today!) to Sunday, and will be...

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