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Adventure - an unusual and exciting or daring experience
noun | [ad-ven-cher] ədˈvɛntʃə
Adventure is a unique thing. It can mean so many different things to so many people. Just as an adventure can be scaling a mountain or travelling the world, it can also be watching the sunset a few miles from your house or a night wild camping under the stars.

Adventure does not have a set of criteria or requirements. It is entirely personal - you decide what you want it to be.

Initially, I set up Mud, Chalk & Gears on a quest to try and find my adventure. Since doing this, I can't tell you how many incredible experiences I have had. From epically hard endurance races to climbing my first mountains, I am still discovering what adventure means to me and loving every minute of it.
More than anything I believe that everyone should take the time to find their adventure. It doesn't matter how big or small this is, or if it sounds impressive or not - what's important is that you get out there and look for it!

I can guarantee you, I am not the fastest or the most talented, but I do believe if you have a dream and are willing to put in the hard work required to make it happen, things will fall into place. Through this site, I want to show you that you can be ordinary and still achieve the extraordinary! I want to inspire you to find your adventure.

So start dreaming, get reading, never be afraid to ask questions, and most important of all - take that first step. Believe me, it is worth it.

Latest Posts

09

July

2018

Bikepacking Slovenia Part 1: Škofia Loka to Kranjska Gora

Day 1: Arrival in Škofia Loka Looking out of the aeroplane window at the landscape below, I thought of everything I had heard about this beautiful country. I already had high hopes, and it seemed Slovenia was not going to disappoint. Luscious green meadows gave way to undulating hills and soaring peaks. Pressing my nose against the […]
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23

March

2018

Liquid Meditation

I’m sat in my van – it’s cold and a bit miserable outside but at least it’s not dark at this time anymore. I check my phone, for once I’m early, it’s a rare occurrence. Before I begin to question why I’ve dragged myself out of bed at 5.30am, a car pulls into the car […]
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28

November

2017

It’s okay (not to be okay).

For a quite some time I’ve had a nagging question in the back of my mind – how much of my true-self am I happy in ‘putting out there’? I set up Mud, Chalk and Gears to keep a record of my adventures and encourage others to give things a go. It’s important to me […]
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28

August

2017

Women’s Trad Festival 2017

Inspired by the Women’s International Climbing Meet in Llanberis a few years ago, Charlie Low and Ellie Fuller set up the Women’s Trad Festival to encourage people to take the next step in their climbing. Whether you’re looking to attempt your first lead, push your grades or even climb outside for the first time – […]
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ViewRanger Adventure Racing Ambassador

As someone who is passionate about encouraging people to get outside and explore the outdoors, I was delighted when ViewRanger approached me to be their ambassador. With detailed digital maps from all over the world, an extensive directory of downloadable trail guides, and advanced GPS waypoint navigation at my fingertips, ViewRanger allows me to feel confident where ever I am, as well as giving me the ability to record and share all my latest experiences and challenges.
As someone who is passionate about encouraging people to get outside and explore the outdoors, I was delighted when ViewRanger approached me to be their ambassador. With detailed digital maps from all over the world, an extensive directory of downloadable trail guides, and advanced GPS waypoint navigation at my fingertips, ViewRanger allows me to feel confident where ever I am, as well as giving me the ability to record and share all my latest experiences and challenges.