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Tough Girl Podcast

The Tough Girl Podcast is all about inspiring and motivating YOU! I will be interviewing inspirational women from around the world, who’ve faced and overcome difficult challenges and situations, they will share their story, their knowledge and provide advice and essential tips for you to overcome your own personal challenges. Please check out the Tough Girl Challenges website - www.toughgirlchallenges.com and follow on twitter @_TOUGH_GIRL
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Oct 3, 2017

Alex has always has a love for the outdoors and has always been fiercely independent. Her love of adventure began when she first went travelling in Africa. 

In 2015 Alex hiked the Pacific Crest Trail, a 2700 mile trail that starts at the border of Mexico and goes through America to the border of Canada. Returning to work was an impossible task and after 4 months back in an office she quit to become a permanent adventurer.

First stop back to America, second stop New Zealand (with a few thousand miles of hiking in between). Listen as Alex shares more about her adventures on the Tough Girl Podcast

Show notes

  • Going back to her childhood and what she was like growing up
  • Being inspired by her granddad
  • Having a normal life!
  • Spending 6 months over in Africa
  • Questioning what she was doing and why she was doing
  • Deciding to take a sabbatical from her job!
  • Dealing with the obstacles….  & facing up to her fears
  • Why she choose the Pacific Crest Trail?
  • Taking us back to the start!
  • Getting her tourist visa for America!
  • Getting to America and what was happening in her head before she started
  • The moment that stood out for her while on the trail
  • Meeting Kat Davies while on the trail - Listen to her PCT hike here!
  • Overcoming fears on the trail
  • Finishing the trail on her birthday!
  • Making the transition back to “normal” life and going back to work
  • Heading to the Himalaya’s to climb Mera Peak (6,476m)
  • Quitting her job and what she did next!
  • The differences between walking North and South on the PCT
  • Being under time pressure to get through the Sierra before the snowfall
  • Having no responsibility and being free
  • Her trail name!
  • Dealing with the time pressure while heading Southbound
  • What’s happening inside her head while being out in the woods
  • Why she wasn’t trying to “find herself”
  • Being able to share the trail with a friend
  • How she’s funded these trips and how she funds her lifestyle
  • Her monthly budget
  • Learning more about Love her Wild - (You can listen to Bex on the Tough Girl Podcast as well!)
  • Her cycle tour in Australia (Sydney to Darwin)- why she decided to do, what inspired her, planning the route, buying her bike!
  • Having low points and how she handles it
  • Being a hiker at heart
  • What she’s learnt from leading this life
  • Her beliefs
  • The charities she supports

 

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