I had the pleasure of speaking at the p(our) Symposium speaking about ‘Understanding’ and how my Atlantic rowing team and I tackled challenges mid-ocean. Continue reading Improving Through Understanding: Speaker at P(our) Symposium
I was invited away on an impromptu adventure that I had no experience in, Bikepacking.
Check out my video and review. Continue reading Bikepack Adventure – Video & Review
In 2018 I rowed 3,000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean from Spain to the Carribean. The journey took 43 days, rowing non-stop throughout the day and night in 2-hour shifts. My team and I never got more than 1.5 hours to sleep at a time. We took part in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge along with 28 other boats. We pushed hard and placed 10th … Continue reading Rowing 3,000 Miles Across The Atlantic Ocean
Roll up. Roll up. Who’s ready for part 5 of the Tough Girl 7 Women 7 Challenges podcast? I feature at 1:02:18. Can you believe I am the same person to parts 1, 2, 3 and 4? If you haven’t heard them already, find the links below:Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Thank you to everyone who supported me during the fundraising part of this challenge. It … Continue reading Tough Girl Podcast Part 5
Plant yourself in the world you want to be a part of. Bex Band, the Ordinary Adventurer. For this reason, I drove to West Sussex alone, to camp in a field for 3 days, with a group of people I didn’t know during Storm Brian. Yestival is the brainchild of adventurer Dave Cornthwaite. This “self-propelled” man has completed fourteen 1,000-mile human-powered expeditions all over the … Continue reading Yestival 2017 – Event Review
19/02/17After a busy few weeks focusing on fundraising and sponsorship, teamed with the dark winter mornings and evenings, I was getting itchy feet for an adventure. With limited time, energy and finances, my housemate and I decided to do the tiniest of microadventures and set up camp just 12 metres from our front door in the garden. It was just the thing I needed to blow away the … Continue reading The World’s Smallest Microadventure?
I’d wanted to walk around the Isle of Wight for years. The last time I visited was on a school trip in junior school. So I invited my best mate, we stuffed our backpacks full of food and camping gear and a few weeks later we were on the train and ferry to the Isle of Wight. The Isle of Wight Coastal Path is 71 miles … Continue reading Hiking the Isle Of Wight Coastal Path
After hiking around the Isle of Wight with my bestie, I was so impressed with my kit, I’ve written it down for future reference.We walked 71 miles over 3 days and wild camped for 3 nights, carrying everything we needed, including all camping gear and food. The list looks enormous but this picture shows everything. I have put the brands I use next to the item.You can … Continue reading Wild Camping Microadventure Kit List
Event Date: Friday 29th May 2015 “Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes, Knees and Toes”“Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes, Knees and Toes and Eyes and Ears……” It’s 9.30am on a Sunday morning. I’m standing waist deep in a cold river, fully clothed, having not slept since Thursday evening. The group of people I’m with and me are all laughing hysterically as we sing. We act out … Continue reading Primal Events ON TRIAL: 48 Hour Endurance Event
Event date: Saturday 29th November 2014 I’m eating my dinner one evening and checking what Facebook has to offer when I see a post about an event called Primal Events F.E.A.R. I give it a ‘Like’ and write a comment like “this looks cool” and think nothing more of it. A friend saw I’d ‘Liked’ the post, he knew the Race Directors (RDs) and could … Continue reading Primal Events F.E.A.R. : 24 Hour Endurance Event