Fed up with my life, I quit my job as a teacher to be what most people only dream of…an adventurer! It paid off. I now live a nomadic existence travelling from one adventure to the next – going on expeditions, carrying out conservation work and searching for cool new things to experience along the way. This is now my job!
When I look at the adventure scene I see privilege, rugged men with big beards and medal winners… this is not me! I couldn’t feel any less like an adventurer if I tried.
I was born in Basingstoke, a town famed for roundabouts, to a very un-outdoorsy family. I went to school in ‘the rough end of town’ and struggled to succeed in anything. Too clumsy for sport, too dyslexic for grades and too different for popularity. Yet here I am an ‘Ordinary’ adventurer privileged to do extraordinary things all the time.
If you want to know more about me, head to My Life or see what travels and adventures I have planned for 2018. If you are wondering how I do all this (adventuring, blogging, full-time travel) check out This Life page.
As I was reaching the end of my hike in Israel I could see the Jordanian mountains in the distance across the dead sea. They looked spectacular and I felt a real urge to be there. I haven't been able to get Jordan off my mind ever since so....it was time to make...read more
The Norway Expedition was my hardest yet. I’ve never been challenged in such a brutal way as I was during those 9 days learning new skills and surviving in extreme temperatures. The Arctic was relentless. I had the challenge of learning how to ski pulling a pulk...read more
I’m currently sat on a bus heading to the airport after 17 days on the Norway Arctic Expedition. Jo is sat next to me looking glassy-eyed with a huge grin on her face. Seanna sits behind me inspecting her frostbitten hands. Aimee and Trish are looking through photos...read more