I'm Elise, and with my all-female team in tow, I've been following in the footsteps of histories formidable female explorers. My aim is to raise awareness of these ground breaking women, whose achievements were often overlooked compared to those of their male counterparts. Through this journey, I hope to raise awareness of women's rights in travel, encourage others not to be afraid to take on a challenge, highlight female leaders and prove how hard these expeditions really were, in a time when travel and exploration for women was so unorthodox. I want to show that women were, and still are, at the forefront of adventure and shaping the way in which we travel.
To fully understand what life would have been like for these female explorers, I have been attempting to follow in their footsteps using and wearing only equipment that would have had available to them back in their day. This means NO modern expedition equipment whatsoever. To date, no one else has re-created these journeys in this way. This is the first time we will truly understand what these women experienced on their remarkable journeys.
Through this project I am raising money for women's charities who work in the areas we visit. Our most recent expedition in Scotland is supporting Scottish Women's Aid. You can find out about this amazing cause and how to donate here.