Elise Wortley, Woman with Altitude, female adventurers, female explorers, Alexandra David-Neel

FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS 

OF HISTORY'S FORGOTTEN

FEMALE ADVENTURERS

 

Elise Wortley is a Woman with Altitude, and with an all-female team in tow, is bringing to life the incredible lost histories of female adventurers, by literally walking in their footsteps, using only what was available to them at the time. Throughout history, female adventurers have been overshadowed by their male counterparts. This project highlights these groundbreaking women's stories and achievements, with the hope to inspire women and girls today. Woman with Altitude can truly show what “the will of a woman can do”.

To fully understand what life would have been like for these female adventurers, Elise has 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. 

This project raises money for women's charities along the way. You can see list of these here.