Building a change
After completing the 100 Peaks Challenge, Karl Rushen struggled to re-adjust back at work. Here, he explains how he took responsibility for his own workplace wellbeing.
Outdoor leaders Lucy Atkins and Fi Darby are ‘very ordinary women’ but as well as having day jobs, their passion for the outdoors takes them regularly into situations beyond the norm for most women of their age.
Lucy is a teacher at Trinity School in Teignmouth and Fi is a Freelance Copywriter.
The Two Blondes met through their love of young people’s expedition work via the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and Dartmoor’s Ten Tors Challenge. February wild camps on Dartmoor weren’t uncommon and the pair soon decided that sharing a tent was much warmer (and more fun) than sleeping alone. It wasn’t long before they decided to share their adventures with the world and Two Blondes Walking was born.
Two Blondes Walking has now reached its fifth year of daily outdoor blogging and their tales about fresh air adventures, wild camping mishaps and humorous outdoor incidents have a loyal and growing following. They continue their work with young people, run Dartmoor navigation workshops, are available for outdoor PR work and have written three children’s books designed to get youngsters exploring their outdoor environments.
Lucy and Fi are advocates for women outdoors and are particularly keen to encourage women into outdoor activity and adventure. Ladies, watch this space for their rather unusual outdoor book.