Running // Walking // Nav // Openwater // Climbing // Camping // Mountaineering //
Tell us about yourself!
I'm Emily and I love helping people get inspired outdoors and learn the skills to develop their own independent adventures. Being outdoors is an addiction for me and one I love to share! I'm a qualified mountain leader currently working towards the winter award. I'm also a registered National Navigation Award Scheme Provider, so can provide qualifications in navigation. I'm currently an Assistant Leader in my local Mountain Rescue team which I've been a part of for the last 10 years.
Favourite things to do in the Outdoors
I love to challenge myself outdoors. Whether that's in the long dark days in the Scottish snowy mountains in winter, or running in the fells and mountains in summer. I've climbed 6000m mountains in Nepal and Bolivia and ran my first ultra in 2018. That said I love open water swimming and rock climbing and I'm definitely still a novice at both of those!
Any Furry Friends you take with you?
No. Its definitely something that has to change! I used to have a labradoodle called Dougal who was mine and my mum's adventure buddy. He climbed a lot of UK mountains. I love to borrow my friend Sharon's dog, Ted - the three of us have completed the Dales Way and the St Cuthbert's Way together.
Why is it important to you to help encourage women into the outdoors?
The outdoors is somewhere I feel I can set the reset button on life's stresses and where I feel calm and free. Despite images of women outdoors being more common, I still meet a lot of women reluctant to go to places they've never been and let their partners do the map reading. It's really important to me that women have the skills to lead the way so they have the confidence to go on their own adventures and find the freedom of being outdoors.