Let’s Get Started

Meet Emily:

Who am I? I’m the odd one out. I’m the exception. The young girl in the room of middle aged men – because for some reason most of my hobbies are stereotyped for these guys. Mountaineering, adventure, search and rescue, camping, cycling, cycle touring… oh and knitting. Quite a different stereotype to be broken there.

But that’s what I do. I take what people expect and say, “Hey! We’re not all like that!”

I love inspiring others to do the things they’ve secretly always wanted to, but felt like they couldn’t – felt like they needed permission. Don’t be scared. Show the world what you’ve got.

For more of a back story, read this post.




Mini Missions:

Extreme Adventure Knitting – Stereotype smashing one stitch at a time.

Intrepidess – Inspiring the female adventurers of the future
(n. She who goes where no man has ever gone before)

My Adventures:

Cycling from Cambridge to Plymouth via Switzerland on a tandem bicycle

50 days in Europe, 2276 miles cycled, 140 herons (don’t ask), 136 waves received, 87 midge bites, 83 performance enhancing pastries, 50 baguettes, 33 ice creams, 30 other tandems, 7 countries, 5.5 jars of peanut butter, 4 legs and 3 standing ovations.

To read my narrative of the trip, see here.


I spend a lot of time in the outdoors and I’m lucky enough to work with several outdoor organisations. My involvement includes being:

  • Young Adult members’ representative for Austrian Alpine Club UK
  • Mountain Rescue team member
  • Outdoor Revival regular contributor

But of course, all views on this blog are mine and mine alone.

Work/In the Press

Check out this page, for details of my interviews and writing work.