Anna Blackwell

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I am a 26-year-old adventurer with a love of the great outdoors and pushing my limits. This has led me to completing a series of adventures over the last few years: trekking across the wilderness of arctic Sweden with just reindeer for company, walking 500 and 1000 miles across France and Spain along ancient pilgrimage routes, summiting the highest peak in North Africa, and hitch-hiking to Morocco (amongst plenty of others!)

During 2017, my focus was on how to live an adventurous life while working full-time. As a result, I successfully summited my first 4000m mountain in North Africa, had a slightly less successful adventure in Arctic Norway, and learned the joy of sleeping in bivvy bag under the stars on a hillside in Oxfordshire!

In 2018, I returned to full-time adventuring as I set off on - and completed - my Kayaking the Continent expedition, a world first journey tandem kayaking 4,000km from London to the Black Sea in Romania with my friend Kate.

This year was another exciting one: in September I completed my latest expedition, The Green Ribbon, a 1,000km solo trek across Arctic and Northern Scandinavia.

Wondering what’s next? Well, for now the MSc Environment and Human Health at the University of Exeter Medical School in Cornwall! It’s only fair for my brain to take on a bigger challenge…



Speaking at the Berghaus Women in Adventure Session at Kendal Mountain Festival, 2018.

Speaking at the Berghaus Women in Adventure Session at Kendal Mountain Festival, 2018.

Over the last few years I have spoken at a range of events, from festivals such as the Adventure Travel Show at Olympia London, Kendal Mountain Festival and the Women’s Adventure Expo, to school assemblies and PSHE classes, and talks for businesses and private events.

If you are looking for a speaker for an event you are planning, please do not hesitate to get in touch!


Thank you so much for coming in and sharing you experiences with the girls.  It was such a moving and thought  provoking talk.  You spoke in a clear and articulate way, one of the girls said to me “that is the best assembly I have ever heard I have not heard anyone speak so clearly and well”.


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