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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.

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.
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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.

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English


Episodes

Dr. Memnia Theodorou : First and only Cypriot to have sailed from the UK to Australia as part of Clipper Round the World Yacht Race.

5/14/2019
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In need of a break from her career as a dentist and needing to go on an adventure, Memnia signed up to take part in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. Memnia only had limited sailing knowledge prior to the race and had never been out at sea for more than a few hours. For that reason she had originally only signed up for the first leg of the race, crossing the Atlantic, travelling from London to Rio de Janeiro (28 day at sea). During the crossing, she fell in love with the sport and...

Duration:00:52:08

Katie-Jane L’herpeniere - Completing the 1911 version of the Tour de France (5,500km in 23 days) & the Silk Road Mountain Race in Kyrgyzstan.

5/9/2019
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We first spoken with Katie in March 2018, where she shared more about her transition from a model to adventurer, she goes into detail about the challenges she faced and overcame while doing the longest crossing of the Southern Patagonian Ice Cap, and being the first woman to walk the entire length of the wall of China! Since then Katie has continued to fill her life with many more adventures. Despite her accolades, Katie would still not class her self as the 'typical adventurer type', as...

Duration:01:02:20

Anna Mitchell - “Fat chick goes AWOL” - 30-something accountant who dreamed of cycling, hiking and paddling her way around the world & how it all went wrong!

5/7/2019
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Anna was a 30-something accountant who dreamed of cycling, hiking and paddling her way around the world, she decided to start with her own country, Australia. But weighing in at 130kgs (285lbs), she’s would say herself that she’s not exactly the poster child for human-powered travel. During the podcast we talk to Anna about her 3 different challenges, a 1,100-kilometre (700-mile) solo, self-supported cycle tour of the south west of Western Australia, a 1,000-kilometre (600-mile) solo...

Duration:00:48:28

Sara Al Awadhi - Bouldering in the Middle East: Using climbing to discover your country and culture, and empowering other Arab and Muslim women to do the same.

4/30/2019
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Born and raised in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Sara is a passionate climber who spends her weekends and holidays exploring the mountains of her homeland mapping out new boulder fields and establishing first ascents. With the help of her husband, Sara has assisted in establishing almost 100 new boulder problems in the UAE and has outlined 200 more boulders ready for developing. Sara is currently working with her husband on creating a UAE bouldering guidebook. In an era when outdoor sports...

Duration:00:44:23

Laura Try - Rowing 3,000 km in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge & part of the winning female team 2018

4/25/2019
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In 2018, Laura rowed 3,000 miles across the Atlantic ocean, unsupported, in a team of four other women. The challenge took 43 days to complete and when the crossed the finish line in Antigua they were the fastest female team in 2018. “A shopaholic, beauty salon owner - turned minimalist in training endurance athlete" Laura was part of the tough girl - 7 women - 7 challenges in 2017 and we followed her row around Great Britain, a rowing journey of 1,800 miles in a mixed team of four,...

Duration:01:01:00

Caroline Van Hemert, PhD, is a biologist, writer, and adventurer - Completed a 4,000-mile wilderness journey from the Pacific rainforest to the Alaskan Arctic, traveling by rowboat, ski, foot, raft, and canoe!

4/23/2019
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Caroline Van Hemert, PhD, is a biologist, writer, and adventurer whose journeys have taken her from the pack ice of the Arctic Ocean to the swamps of the Okavango Delta In March of 2012 she and her husband (Pat) set off on a 4,000-mile wilderness journey from the Pacific rainforest to the Alaskan Arctic, traveling by rowboat, ski, foot, raft, and canoe. Together, they survived harrowing dangers while also experiencing incredible moments of joy and grace -- migrating birds silhouetted...

Duration:00:55:40

Leanne Spencer & Antonia Bannasch - The Worlds Toughest Ski Race , The Arctic Circle Race, Greenland - 160km!

4/18/2019
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During this podcast we catch up with Leanne Spencer who we first spoke with in June 2018. Since we last spoke Leanne and her partner Antonia have gone on to complete the world toughest ski race - the arctic circle race in Greenland. We learn more about the reasons behind the challenge, how they trained and prepared, what it was like when they were over there, the challenges they faced, from going to the toilet to dealing with the stress and anxiety from the race. They share top tips and...

Duration:01:00:56

Sara Schulting Kranz - overcoming trauma, getting back to nature and living by choice.

4/16/2019
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Sara is an Adventurer at Heart. She is a woman who believes in truth, inspiration and hope in life. Sara believes that we all have the power within to become our best self and Live Life Boldly. During this podcast Sara shares more about the challenges she has faced, how she overcame them and why getting back to nature helped her. Sarah shares more about hiking and guiding in the Grand Canyon and how she recently supported Shawn Cheshire in her world record to become to become the fastest...

Duration:00:43:21

Chrissie Wellington - British Triathlete and 4X World Ironman Champion (2007, 2008, 2009 and 2011), wife, mum and Global Head of Health and Wellbeing at Parkrun.

4/9/2019
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Chrissie Wellington is the world's No 1 female Ironman triathlete, a four times World Champion. In 2009 she was voted 'Sunday Times Sportswoman of the Year' and in 2010 was awarded the MBE. She is the undefeated champion of Triathlon, having won thirteen Ironman titles from thirteen races. She set a new World Record of 8 hours19:13 at Quelle Roth Germany in 2010. Chrissie has displayed unprecedented levels of stamina, strength and competitiveness in becoming Ironman World Champion in only...

Duration:01:13:00

Alice Bond - taking a sabbatical from work and hiking the 1300km across the South Island of New Zealand followed by travelling in China and Japan!

4/2/2019
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Alice took a year long sabbatical from work and since then has walked 1300km across the Te Araroa South Island in New Zealand, wild camped on the Great Wall of China and walked for 10 days along the Tokai Nature Trail in Japan. During this podcast Alice shares more about growing up, not being sporty but loving the outdoors, how a car accident helped to motivate her to make a change in her life, how she planned for her time off, as well as giving advice and tips for you on enjoying the...

Duration:00:42:56

Holly Budge - #Adventurer & #Conservationist - Summited Mt. Everest & holds 2 World Records - 1st women to Skydive Mt. Everest & raced 1000kms across Mongolia on Horseback!

3/26/2019
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Adventurer Her passion for adventure is evident with two world records under her belt so far, including being the first woman to skydive Everest and race semi-wild horses 1000 kms across Mongolia in just nine days. She has raised over £300k for charities through her adventures so far. Conservationist Few people know that 96 African elephants are poached each day for their ivory. At this rate they will be extinct in the next decade. Holly has turned this disheartening statistic into a...

Duration:01:06:10

Kate Rawles - Outdoor philosopher, writer, activist and cyclist. Cycling South America for the Life Cycle biodiversity bamboo bike ride!

3/19/2019
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Kate grew up largely in Scotland, bar a few years in Penzance, and now lives in Cumbria with her partner, Chris. She is a keen sea kayaker – preferably around remote, wildlife-rich islands – hill walker and bookworm, as well as a cyclist. A former university lecturer, first in environmental philosophy and then outdoor education, Kate now works freelance. Her overall aim is to help deliver a massive wake up call: raising awareness and inspiring effective, intelligent action on some of our...

Duration:00:53:48

Anna Blackwell - “Kayaking the Continent” - 4000 km from England to the Black Sea through 11 countries & 5 capital cities.

3/14/2019
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In April 2018, Anna Blackwell and Kate Culverwell set out on a world first tandem kayak expedition from England to the Black Sea. This journey saw them paddle over 4000km along canals and rivers through 11 countries, including navigating almost the entire length of the Danube River, Europe’s second longest river. The expedition was raising money for Pancreatic Cancer Action in memory of Kate's father, David Culverwell. While paddling, Kate and Anna also collected data to contribute to the...

Duration:00:52:15

Di Westaway - Chief Adventure Chick (CEO), Founder of Wild Women On Top and Coastrek.

3/12/2019
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Di is a global leader and award-winning woman of influence who has inspired more than 30,000 people off the couch through shared hiking adventures, while raising over $30 million for charity and helping women lead adventurous lives they love. She does work she loves with people she loves the way she loves and she’s keen to help families, friends and workers do the same. She is passionate about motivating women to lead adventurous lives they love, creating pleasure, power and productivity...

Duration:00:48:11

Bex Band - The Ordinary Adventurer sharing more about her life as a nomad and Kick Scooting the length of the States from Canada to Mexico!

3/7/2019
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Bex started out with her blog, The Ordinary Adventurer, in 2016 and a year later founded Love Her Wild. In just over a year, she grew the community to over 5,000. Her blog now receives over 10,000 visitors a month and she regularly delivers talks and sell-out expeditions. She was shortlisted for TGO personality of the year 2017 and made the 2018 San Miguel Rich List. Since we last spoke with Bex in 2017, Bex has gone on to do numerous challenges and expeditions, which have included; kick...

Duration:00:52:11

Georgina Miranda - CEO of She Ventures | Adventurer, entrepreneur and activist. Completed 6 of the 7 summits and going after the Explorers Grand-slam!

3/5/2019
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Georgina credits the mountains and a life of adventure to shaping who she is today. She is passionate about sharing the gift of adventure and wellness with others to unleash the power within and enjoy life a bit better. Georgina is a social entrepreneur, adventurer, public speaker, consultant, and coach combining over a decade of Corporate, Start-up, and Adventure experience. She is a social innovator working to accelerate gender equality globally and exploring new ways to unleash full...

Duration:00:57:56

Jacqui Furneaux - 68 - Spending 7 years travelling the world on a motorbike!

2/26/2019
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Following the breakdown of her marriage and at the age of 48 in 1998 Jacqui decides to leave her job in health visiting and set off on a years adventure, alone backpacking in South East Asia. This was to be the beginning of a journey that left conformity a distant memory. Finding herself bitten by the travel bug she then set off again, at the age of 50 with the Dutch Man this time combining her love of travel with her other passion … motorcycling. During this podcast Jacqui share stories...

Duration:00:54:33

Jenny Tough - Running across 2 mountain ranges - the Atlas of Morocco, and the Bolivian Andes!

2/21/2019
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Jenny is passionate about human powered endurance challenges and loves combining this with her love of the mountains. At the moment, Jenny is making her way around the globe, running across a mountain range on every continent. In 2016 she ran across the Tien Shan of Kyrgyzstan, in 2017 she ran across the Atlas of Morocco, and most recently ran across the Bolivian Andes. In 2019 Jenny will be tackling her fourth expedition, the Southern Alps in New Zealand! Jenny first came on the tough girl...

Duration:00:53:07

Callie Morgigno - Bike touring in Asia, climbing Denali and Aconcagua & finishing a 5,000 mile unsupported ski, kayak and bike from Arctic Russia in mid-winter, to the Bosporus Strait in Istanbul!

2/19/2019
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Callie 32, is a winter sports enthusiast who loves skiing and being in the mountains. She grew up in Southern California, before moving over to Alaska. One of Callie’s first challenges was bike touring from Dushanbe, Tajikistan to Ulaan Baaar, Mongolia. Callie has then gone on to successfully climb Mount Denali the highest mountain in North America and Aconcagua the highest mountain in South America. Both were unguided expeditions! Her most recent challenge led her to complete a 5,000 mile...

Duration:01:09:04

Dr. Favia Dubyk - Climber. Animal Lover. Physician. American Ninja Warrior. Surviving Cancer One Day At A Time

2/12/2019
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Favia is a 30 year old Pathologist living in New Mexico, she is a keen climber and has been a competitor on American Ninja Warrior! During this podcast Favia shares more about her life, growing up with a single mum, going to Harvard University, deciding to go to medical school and what it was like being diagnosed with cancer. Favia, shares more about the challenges she faced and overcame and why climbing is such an important part of her life. Favia gives practical advice and top tips about...

Duration:00:48:03