The Women’s Adventure Expo is back with two June events which bring together some of the most inspiring women speakers from the world of adventure and exploration. Get your tickets, pronto!
If hearing stories about women doing courageous things in adventure and endurance is your thing, the Women’s Adventure Expo will be right up your street. On top of their big yearly event in October, this month they’re hosting two events which give you the chance to hear from, and about, some of the most inspiring women in the world of outdoors and adventure.
This year’s special event marks the Centenary year of women’s suffrage and encompasses two events on the same day, Thursday 21 June, at the Royal Geographical Society in London.
The first is The Heritage of Women in Exploration, which is a full day conference exploring the (often unsung) female heroes and adventuring pioneers of the past. Intrepid women whose achievements broke boundaries and paved the way for future generations of female adventurers – from round-the-world traveller, Nellie Bly, to Scotland’s Myrtle Simpson, the first woman to ski across Greenland on an unsupported expedition.
Adventurer Jo Bradshaw is included in the speaker line-up, and will talk about Japanese mountaineer, Junko Tabei, who, amongst her many other achievements, was the first woman to reach the summit of Everest. Check out the full day’s itinerary here, which includes lunch, refreshments and a complimentary ticket to the Women in the Polar Regions evening talk.
Speaking of which…
The second event, Women in the Polar Regions, begins in the evening and explores the subject of female polar explorers through history to present day. A host of inspiring, badass polar explorers will be speaking, including the brilliant guest speaker, Felicity Aston MBE, who became the first woman to ski alone across Antarctica in 2012. There’s also a Q&A panel with some of the Ice Maiden team (who became the first all-female team to ski Antarctica coast-to-coast earlier this year) and the Women’s EuroArabian North Pole expedition team.
Definitely one for the diary!
For more information and to book a ticket, hotfoot it over to www.womensadventureexpo.co.uk.