Well this is a big one. After an internal rework, I'm pleased to say that Intrepid Magazine is back open to subscribers.
Back at the end of 2019, we pressed pause on the bi-monthly magazine. We loved it dearly, but it just wasn't working financially. But we still love print and long reads, so we're showcasing a women in adventure book each month. Subscribers will get the first 3 chapters as a download. Scroll down to hear all about this month's book Rundinavia...
Plus, we'll be providing more free-to-read online content and membership benefits. We're giving our submissions guidelines a bit of a spring clean this week, but check back soon. We're a very small team, so step by step! Sometimes we have to remember to walk before we run.
BOOK OF THE MONTH
This month's book is Runindavia by Sophie Rooney. It's the story of her solo attempt to become the first woman to run the 3000km length of Scandinavia. Sophie begins this journey with very little running experience, a disillusionment with sprint kayaking (a sport she had been competing in since a young age) and a thirst to prove herself.
To start reading (you must be logged in): Rundinavia - Intrepid Magazine Online Library
To buy the book: Rundinavia on Amazon
More about Sophie: daringmightythings.blog
Beth Wickes is walking round the coast of Great Britain for Mountain and Lowland Rescue. You can follow her journey here.
Julie Coldwell writes a very thoughtful piece about "You Must be Brave".
Felicity Aston is looking for team mates for a Polar Expedition in 2022. More details here.
Sarah Williams is currently hiking the Overland Trek in Australia. Follow her journey on Instagram
The Next Challenge Grant winners are up online. See who to watch over this year.
Read Jenny Tough's interview with Women's Running here.
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
“ALL I HAD TO DO NOW WAS LEARN HOW TO RUN 50KM...”
- Sophie Rooney
Outward Bound Women's Leadership Course
Are you interested in a career developing young people and working towards outdoor qualifications including Summer Mountain Leader, Rock Climbing Instructor and Paddlesports Leadership or Coaching Awards?
Apply for 10 weeks of adventure and learning, at Outward Bound's Ullswater Centre starting 5th October to 11th December 2020.
More details: https://www.outwardbound.org.uk/womens-outdoor-leadership-course
For the third year British Canoeing are looking for ten women who are passionate about paddling to become #ShePaddles Ambassadors. Do you have a great story to share about your journey into paddlesport? Do you feel you can be a role model for other women? Do you love shouting about paddling on social media - the great bits and the tricky bits?!
Jo Moseley, one of last year's ambassadors saw it in this newsletter: "I wasn’t sure whether to apply but somehow reading it in Intrepid Magazine gave me the courage to go for it!" It could be you.
More details: here.
TEAM INTREPID NEWS
Chosen gear testers have been notified. Thanks to everyone who applied!
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Emily & the Editorial Team
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