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Aug 12, 2021
Ellen in her own words:
 
I was a late starter to living more adventurously: in my late-thirties I realised that maybe I hadn’t left it too late and began to push my boundaries.  
 
I gained my Hill and Moorland Leader qualification and after cycling a section of the Camino de Santiago in 2017 I set my sights on a cold adventure.  
 
With 42 being the answer to life, the universe and everything I planned and trained for an expedition on Svalbard in the high arctic in 2020 when I was 42.  
 
But just two weeks before leaving, covid cancelled everything. And cancelled again in 2021.  
 
The only thing to do was set a challenge I could do during lockdown and so the Cheshire Challenge was born.  
 
Searching for long distance walks local to home, I found there are 25 long distance trails that start or finish in Cheshire totalling 1500km and I’m walking them all.  
 
I love the wilder mountains and moors but lockdown has made me appreciate what is on my doorstep, but I still have my sights set on Svalbard. Third time lucky?
 
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Show notes
  • Leading a double life of adventure and engineering
  • Feeling as though she’d missed out on adventuring 
  • Getting into adventure in her mid thirties
  • What changed in her mid thirties 
  • Growing up in Cumbria
  • Starting to meet up with a friend in the Peak District
  • How Rando Girls came about
  • What Rando Girl means…
  • Developing her outdoor skills from navigation to map reading
  • How discovering the Tough Girl Podcast helped
  • Getting into climbing and joining the Chester Mountaineering Club 
  • Enjoying the learning process
  • Hill and Moorland Leader Qualification  
  • How long it took to get the qualification
  • Balancing the training, gaining the knowledge and having a life!
  • The dream to go to Svalbard, Norway
  • A cold adventure! North, South or going High
  • 42 - “the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything.”
  • Being interested in human powered adventures
  • Being inspired by Adelaide Goodeve
  • Training expedition to Svalbard with Newland Expeditions
  • Instructor - Helen Turton
  • Having everything cancelled because of Covid
  • Fingers crossed that it will go ahead in 2022
  • Being in the proper cold and learning how to ski
  • Approach to fitness and keeping motivated during local lockdown
  • The Cheshire Challenge - to walk all 25 long distance paths in Cheshire totalling 1,500km
  • The The Long Distance Walkers Association (LDWA) 
  • The 12hr Challenge (Inspired by Rae Red - Tough Girl Tribe)
  • The Wirral Circular Trail 
  • Wanting to hit 42km…. in 12hrs!
  • The toughest moment on the 12hr challenge
  • Not wanting to get injured
  • Having fun on the challenge 
  • Final push….. Final push!!!
  • Roller skiing on Skikes 
  • Tyre pulling with Evil Edna…
  • Final words of advice
 
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Website: randogirls.com 
 
Instagram: @randogirl42 
 
Facebook: www.facebook.com/EllenRandoGirl
 
Twitter: @randogirl42 
 
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