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I'm adventurer Elise Wortley, and with an all-female team in tow, I'm on a journey bringing to life the incredible stories of history's forgotten women adventurers, by literally walking in their footsteps, re-creating their expeditions using only what was available to them at the time. Throughout history, women adventurers and explorers have been overshadowed by their male counterparts. This project seeks to highlight these ground-breaking women's stories and achievements, while challenging traditional narratives of adventurers being fearless and male, and supporting women who work in the outdoor space today. I'm currently planning my biggest adventure yet, to climb Mont Blanc in 1800s clothing...yes, including bloomers. You can read more about me here.


I'm so pleased to announce that I will be hitting your TV screens on Alone, a brand new survival series coming to Channel 4. Alone is the ultimate test of endurance and ingenuity, in one of the most beautiful but challenging landscapes on earth. Not my usual sort of adventure, I took part in Alone as I couldn't say no to the opportunity to be fully immersed in one of Earth’s last great wildernesses. I've experienced first-hand the benefits of nature on mental health, and I wanted the chance to leave modern life behind, become completely wild and live purely off the land - the most sustainable way to live. Plus, as usual, it was important for me to show that all women have a place in the male-dominated adventure world.


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