PADDLE PICKUP; COAST 2 COAST

Paddle Pickup was set up by myself and adventurer Erin Bastian. Our aim is to use the power of adventure to bring passionate together to tackle to issue of ocean pollution. We believe that education is key to changing perceptions and driving change so will use our expeditions to raise as much awareness as we can.

Our first expedition is Coast 2 Coast. We will travel from Bristol to London via 300km of waterways on Kayaks. Along the way, we will be wild camping and have over 150 locks to navigate!

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THE EVEREST ADVENTURE

The aim of the Everest Adventure: to bring together 9 women from all backgrounds and abilities to take on a challenge to promote women in adventure and to inspire others to follow in our footsteps. Over 5 days we will hike the equivalent height of Mount Everest. That’s 8,848m, covering 116km and 44 peaks. Over 100+ women applied to be part of this expedition!

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WALKING ISRAEL

Walking in the desert

In 2016, I walked over 1000km the full length of Israel. Starting in the mountains in the north, I passed coastlines, Tel Aviv and Jerusalem before crossing the vast Negev desert. The hike took 2 months and I did it completely self supported, carrying my own supplies and camping each night under the stars.

A special thanks to SOURCE Outdoors who supported the trek.

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SCOOT THE LOOP

Ferry crossing with our scooters

In August 2016, Gil and I were the first people ever to kick scoot the 240km London Loop trail. We carried all our own supplies in panniers that we fixed to the scooters and wild camped each night under the stars.

Taking place on our doorstep and not costing us a penny, Scoot the Loop proves that you don’t need to go far or spend much to have an adventure.

With thanks to Gravity Scooters, Hardnutz and Overboard for suppling our equipment and the Next Challenge Expedition Grant for choosing our crazy adventure to win a grant.

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SAILING HOME FROM SWEDEN

Sailing sunset

Joining a crew of 14 on a 72 foot Challenger yacht, I sailed 900 miles across the notorious North Sea. The voyage began in Gothenburg, Sweden, and ended in Portsmouth, UK. Despite being horrendously seasick for the first 24 hours, it was one of my memorable adventures yet.

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MINI ADVENTURES

Hiking Acatenango volcano Gilmer Soy Tours

I can’t always be on big adventures. So I look for ways to keep adventure and the outdoors in my life day-to-day. These small challenges often turn out to be the inspiration for bigger ideas! From swimming with whale sharks, rappelling in Salt Caves, hiking volcanos and trying my first ever trail running race…I’ll give anything a go!

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