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Adventure Advice from an 80 year old woman
My best friend's grandma has been reading Intrepid Magazine.
I didn't know.
Someone had been passing their spare magazines on to her...
But when I saw her last week, the first thing she said was about how much she'd enjoyed reading about other people's adventures.
At the age of 80+ she doesn't think she'll be rowing an ocean or climbing mountains, a short walk is all she can manage at the moment.
"Although I love reading about these women, it's the real message I'm taking away. Emily keeps saying, 'Try something new. Try something new...'
So that's what I'm going to do."
I found this incredibly moving.
People write themselves off for all sorts of reasons. We are too old, too young, too busy, over the hill... She could have decided ages ago that enough was enough.
But it's never too late to start.
If we've helped encourage even one person to try something new, I'm happy. What will you try next?
Nicky Spinks became the first runner to complete a double Ramsay Round last week. Read about what that means and Nicky's attempt here.
Katrina Megget is currently off trying to climb 4 more European volcanoes for her 40 by 40 challenge. https://katrinamegget.com/
Rohan Riches is walking 3000 miles through Scandinavia. Follow her journey here: https://www.rohanontheroad.co.uk/
Intrepid Issue 4 is on the way to the front door of subscribers right now! It'll be available online in the Magazine Library very soon afterwards. Did you miss it? All our subscriptions get automatic access to all the back issues ever.
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
EVERYWHERE IS WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE
IF YOU HAVE THE TIME.
- Steve Wright
London SUP Open - 6th to 7th July
The UK's largest SUP festival (apparently). Tickets are free! More details here.
Bristol Night of Adventure - 11th July - Almost sold out!
All female line up including Kiko Matthews, Anna McNuff, Elise Downing and the Ice Maidens. Details here.
TEAM INTREPID NEWS
Deadline for Issue 5 submissions is 12th July.
New website has a blog! If you'd like to be a guest blogger, drop Emily an email with the subject "Guest Blogger". (Thanks to those who have, will be getting in touch soon!)
Looking for adventurous friends? Join our Facebook Group!
Emily & the Ed Team
P.S. Event/club/adventure/article that we've missed and you think is epic? Hit reply and drop us a line!