Well hello there, it's been a little while. Now we're in December and it's beginning to look a lot like... snowy winter adventures! And, yeah, the Christmas lights are going up too.
This week we have a nice big catch up on what's been going on in the world of adventure. Plus scroll to the bottom for grants and film festivals to apply for...
Anna McNuff finished her barefoot marathons across Britain. Over 2000 miles from Shetland to London, no shoes. https://www.annamcnuff.com/barefootbritain/
Rosie Swale Pope is currently running from the UK to Katmandu. She's 73 years young and running solo, pulling a cart. Arriving in Istanbul tomorrow, story and tracker here.
For some outdoor and active content on Youtube, check out Everyday Athlete Rach.
National Geographic have a big interview with survivalist Megan Hine as part of their Women of Impact special. Read it.
Ella Foote is doing a Dip-a-Day December outdoors. Some frosty pictures so far! https://twitter.com/ellachloeswims
Have you heard of the Women's World Gliding Championships? https://wwgc2019.com/
Barbara Hillary, the first black woman to reach both poles, has died. Read an article about her life here.
Read this Q&A with Lia Ditton about solo rowing across oceans.
The Women's Sea Kayak Festival happened in Devon. Story about it here.
Eve Jones reviews Sarah Outen's new film, Home: https://www.intrepid-magazine.com/blog/home-review
Faye Latham reports back from Kendal Mountain Literature Festival: https://www.intrepid-magazine.com/blog/Kendal-Mountain-Festival
And, just to spice things up, we've started a new Sunday 7 series on the blog where we ask seven questions of adventurers each Sunday. Read the first two Stephanie Jeavons and Marilyn Scott.
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BMC Women in Adventure Film Festival
A film festival open to all with a focus on adventurous women. Deadline is midnight 13th Jan 2020 - so you've still got loads of time to enter!
More details: https://www.thebmc.co.uk/women-in-adventure-film-competition-2020
Adventure Queens Grant
"We are looking for Adventure Queens who are teetering right on the edge of terrified. She has never done anything quite as big as what she has planned and isn’t entirely sure that she can pull it off, but she is darn well willing to give it a go."
Three grants of £500 plus Merrell shoes available. Deadline for entries 31st December.
More details: https://adventurequeens.co.uk/aq-grant/
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
AT EVERY PHASE IN YOUR LIFE, LOOK AT YOUR OPTIONS. PLEASE, DO NOT SELECT BORING ONES.
- Barbara Hillary
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