To say that adventurer Katie-Jane L’Herpiniere has been close to death during adventures and expeditions is no exaggeration. Her collection of near-death experiences include being critically ill with dehydration during her world-first walk of the Great Wall of China (all 4500km), having to be resuscitated following C02 poisoning in Patagonia, and almost being buried alive by snow during a record breaking Patagonia Ice Cap expedition. She’s also eaten larvae, suffered foot rot and lost all the skin on her nether regions, but we’ll get on to that later.
Reading about Katie’s incredible adventures I knew I had to get her on the blog. Here, the 38-year-old adventure athlete talks us through her most challenging moments, and reveals where her passion for extreme adventures began.