Meet Jason Rawles!
Jason quit his corporate job, ended a toxic relationship, sold his house and moved to Wales – all to follow his passion for the outdoors. He now balances his time between climbing mountains and working in sales for a tech company in North Wales. He is a #GetOutside Champion for Ordnance Survey, promoting the outdoors, and brand ambassador for Keen Footwear, and is a qualified adventure guide.
Here, Jason talks about why he chucked in the high paying job and luxury lifestyle and what he has learnt along the way. Continue reading
Meet Stef Jackson-Horner!
Stef is a full time PE teacher in the UK and international aquathlete (a two-stage race involving swimming followed by running). She is a National Aquathlon Champion runner-up 2015 and qualified for European and world championships. Stef is also an Ordnance Survey #GetOutside Champion, promoting the outdoors.
Here, Stef talks about the competitive spirit and trusting in yourself. Continue reading
So I can now officially read a compass and an Ordnance Survey map. (Yep, the certificate is even winging its way to me in the post as I write.)
After my minor freak out on the rain-driven and cloud-covered slopes of Mt Snowdon last year, and my stupidly ambitious desire to climb 40 volcanoes by the age of 40, I thought it best to actually get some outdoor skills.