Top 5 women in adventure books 2019

A lot has happened since International Women’s Day 2018.

4 year old Rhoda Jones became the youngest person to cycle Lands End to John O’Groats, covering 874 miles in 22 days.

Jenny Graham became the fastest woman to cycle around the world, taking more than two weeks off the record to cycle more than 18,000 miles totally self-supported in just under 125 days.

Vedangi Kulkarni became the youngest woman to cycle around the world at the tender age of just 19.

Jasmin Paris became the first ever woman to win the grueling Spine Race, a 268 mile ultra marathon known as Britain’s most brutal race. Not only that, but she smashed 12 hours off the race record all while stopping to breast feed her 14 month old daughter en route.

Our founder, Fiona Quinn, became the first woman to complete a length of Britain triathlon when she stand up paddleboarded (SUP) from Lands End to John O’Groats (LEJOG). This included becoming the first woman to SUP across the Irish Sea and the first person to SUP LEJOG on an inflatable board, even through she’d only paddled on the sea 3 times before she left.

We’re looking forward to reading about these expeditions in more detail when their books are released, but for now, here are our top 5 adventure books from badass women in 2019.

 

Unbound by Steph Jagger

A story of self discovery and finding your voice when you realise you’re a tiger that’s been raised by goats. Oh and a casual 4,000,000 verticle ft of skiing around the world…

 
 
 
 

A Life Without Limits by Chrissie Wellington

An incredible account of hard work, natural talent and a willingness to push harder than you could ever imagine.

 
 
 
 

Dare To Do by Sarah Outen

An incredible journey around the world over several years, this story highlights the strain adventure has on our relationships with our nearest and dearest, as well as ourselves.

 
 
 
 

Mind of a Survivor by Megan Hine

Above all, the most important tool that will help you survive is your mind. From creativity and curiosity to the will to survive, Megan shares intriguing stories of how our decisions matter most when we’re close to the edge.

 
 
 
 

Braving the Wilderness by Brene Brown

Physical adventure is often about the ability to do things that make other people think you’re crazy. Living adventurously back at home requires the same courage to stand alone in your vision, finding the bravery to approach life on your own terms and the openness to connect with those you meet along the way.

 
 
 

For our March read, we’re excited to dive into another great female adventure book, 50 Shades of the USA by Anna McNuff. We’d love you to read along with us, and if you fancy joining us to chat all things adventure at the end of the month do hit subscribe (our monthly Roaming membership is our most popular).

Happy Reading x

Fiona Quinn