Open water swimming, running for climate activism and lots of opportunities...
Here's an email full of adventure - just what you wanted, right? From what people are up to now, to some good reading and things to get involved in. In case you needed some more ideas for your "To Do in 2020" list.
This'll be the last Adventure Bulletin from us before Christmas, so from everyone one on the team, we hope you have a lovely Christmas and an adventurous New Year :)
Ruth Naughton-Doe writes about Embracing Limits on the Intrepid Magazine blog.
Rosie Swale Pope is currently running from the UK to Katmandu. She's 73 years young and running solo, pulling a cart. Story and tracker here.
Lewis Pugh (open water swimmer) is looking for training partners in the Outer Hebrides over New Year. "There will be no tea breaks." And you'll be reimbursed. Details here.
Think you're too old to start rowing? Watch this video. Nanette Fishman took up rowing in her 90s.
OMM are looking for opinions on equality in Mountain Marathons. If you've ever run one, give your view here.
Rosie Watson (our former Blog Editor) is running solo and unsupported across Europe and Asia for climate activism. Her story here: https://newstoryrun.wordpress.com/
Fiona Quinn has written a book about her SUP of Great Britain. Despite being scared of the sea, in 2018 she stand up paddleboarded Land’s End to John O’Groats. https://fionalquinn.com/
Looking for an adventure-proof solar charger? Read our review of the Powertraveller Extreme.
Marylin Scott talks about starting bush-walking in her 40s and canyoning, abseiling and caving in her middle years. Interview here.
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QUOTE OF THE WEEK
THERE ARE NO SHORTCUTS TO ANY PLACE WORTH GOING
- Beverly Sills
Cyclist in Wales?
Have you heard of the Women's Cycling Cymru - a network for female cyclists.
More details: https://womenscyclingcymru.com/
Become a Breeze Champion
British Cycling is looking for cycling ambassadors to help more women and girls get into cycling. They give you support and training, you get to lead rides.
More details: https://www.letsride.co.uk/beachampion
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/
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