What an amazing year 2013 has been and 2014 is set to be another incredible one!
Looking back over the past 12 months it’s been quite a year…
Things kicked off in January with Wings of Kilimanjaro, where I was proud to be part of the largest group ever to climb to the summit of the mountain and in the process raise over half a million dollars for three charities making a difference on the ground in Tanzania; The One Foundation, Plant with Purpose and WorldServe International.
I was only back in the UK for a few weeks before beginning The Go Trek with Dave Cornthwaite – a 3074mile, two month journey around Europe by ElliptiGo. Not only did I get into the best shape physically that I’ve ever been in, I was delighted to get to know the inspirational team at Coppafeel – the fab boob charity we raised over £3000 for – and also to meet so many generous, kind and lovely people along the way.
Before returning back to the UK I rode to Aix Les Bains in France where I took part in the ElliptiGo European Championships. A great event and brilliant to get to know more of the ElliptiGo community.
In September I was excited to meet up with Ranulph Finnes, Kenton Cool and the Powertraveller Team at The Royal Geographical Society where we were working on a project for the new Powertravller product (due to be released in early 2014).
October and November saw the confirmation of a plan that has been bubbling away in the back ground for a while now. I took a trip to the States to get to work on pre production and training for a new adventure travel series that I will be filming in 2014 with an amazing team! The biggest surprise of that trip was learning to BASEJump!!
The year concluded with a trip to South Africa, I was in the sunshine for Christmas and while I was there I took the opportunity to climb Table Mountain.
Even in this quick round up of the year its easy to see that I’ve been able to do some wonderful things in incredible places and raise money for very good causes.
I’m so lucky to have the support of my friends and family, I’ve met some great people in 2013 and I’m proud to work with the teams and companies that I do; Powertraveller, Rab, BMW, GoPro, Salomon, Suunto, Aosta Valley, Peli & Zaini.
It’s the people in my life and the people who I meet that make all the difference. Thank you all for your support, encouragement and love.
I hope that 2014 is a wonderful year for everyone …. and don’t forget if you’re knickers are right, then everything goes right!
See you in 2014, Squash! xx