A Tale of three Norths
When you first start to map read or work with a compass, the one element that always causes most confusion is that of North! We should all know that the top of the map is North - but which one?
Phoebe Smith likes to sleep wild - from caves to mountain tops, disused farmsteads and under giant boulders – if it's in a wild place she want to take her sleeping bag and bivvy and experience a wild night out.
She has seen her love of wilderness take her on solo adventures all around the world – from wild camping on the Scottish islands to portaledging in trees in the Bavarian Alps and bedding down inside glaciers in Svalbard – the last stop before the North Pole.
In 2014 she became the first person to camp at all the extreme points of mainland Britain, solo, on consecutive nights. In 2018 she gave up her Christmas to Sleep the 3 Peaks raising over £8,000 for Centrepoint the young people’s homeless charity.
She is also the author of several books including Extreme Sleeps: Adventures of a Wild Camper, Wilderness Weekends: Wild Adventures in Britain's Rugged Corners and the first guidebook to British bothies – Book of the Bothy. You can read more about them here.