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YOUTH & EQUITY

Finding Our Way with Steph and Every Body Outdoors – Plus Sizes and Good Kit

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12/12/2022

In this one we sit down with Steph Wetherell, co-founder of Every Body Outdoors, a group campaigning for better representation, clothing and gear for larger and plus-sized bodies in the UK outdoors. We talk about sizest attitudes, why seeing plus size people represented by brands and media is so important, and how clothes and kit can be more inclusive. And the unexpected joy of finding your ‘tribe’. We also chat with Head of Product at Berghaus.
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Finding Our Way Podcast: Rich Chapman on Grief and Healing through Climbing

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23/11/2022

In this episode, Richard Chapman talks about his young son dying from cancer, and the impact of that traumatic experience on his mental health. He also describes how climbing has helped him recover and manage PTSD.
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Finding Our Way Podcast: United We Climb on Climbing Walls and Checking Privilege

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08/11/2022

Marie Uri and Yasmin Lazarus are climbers and two of the directors of United We Climb, an organization that champions underrepresented and underserved climbers by creating experiences and events that are accessible and inclusive, as well as working with businesses like climbing walls to help the industry identify and break down barriers and become more welcoming.
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Finding Our Way Podcast: Dwayne Fields on Young People, Urban Britain, Nature Connection

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31/10/2022

In this episode, Mary-Ann Ochota chats to National Geographic explorer Dwayne Fields about giving young people a chance to shine, helping urban communities connect with the outdoors, advice for allies and how to respect the wild.
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Finding Our Way Podcast: Leo Houlding and Ed Jackson on Quadriplegia, Alps & Ambition

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27/10/2022

Legendary adventure climber Leo Houlding and adaptive adventurer Ed Jackson – both Berghaus ambassadors – are unlikely mountaineering partners. They first met after Ed, a former professional rugby player who broke his neck diving into a swimming pool, said he wanted to climb Mont Blanc. We talk to them both about wild places and wild people, rebuilding your life after spinal cord injury and why new friends and big mountains are a recipe for growth.
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Finding Our Way: the diverse outdoor voices podcast from the BMC

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16/09/2021

We want to diversify the people we normally hear talking about the outdoors, celebrate their stories, shine a light on their insights, and create a place for discussion, inclusion and practical advice. Welcome to Finding Our Way, our new podcast to champion walkers, climbers and mountaineers from diverse backgrounds
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Finding Our Way Podcast: Euan Ryan

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15/07/2021

Glasgow-based photographer and filmmaker Euan Ryan has documented para-climbers on the Eiger, climbing with autism, and the mental healing that climbing can offer. He also suffers from Crohn's disease, a painful and sometimes debilitating inflammatory bowel condition.
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Finding Our Way Podcast: Bonita Norris

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15/07/2021

Bonita Norris has summited three of the world's 8000m peaks and retains the record as the youngest British woman to climb both Everest and reach the North Pole. She's also written candidly about suffering from bulimia as a teenager.
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Finding Our Way Podcast: Rob Mitchell

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15/07/2021

Based in the North York Moors, Rob Mitchell is a mountain leader for Outdoor Lads, a UK-wide community who run a range of sociable outdoor activities for gay, bi and trans guys. In this episode, Rob, a gay man, talks about discrimination linked to homophobia. He also talks about the importance of a supportive community to help individuals deal with stress and life challenges.
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Finding Our Way Podcast: Cherelle Harding

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15/07/2021

Cherelle is the founder of Steppers UK, a community group based in the Midlands, focused on encouraging more people from under-represented backgrounds into outdoor activities including walking. She says that they’re all about #GoodViewsGoodVibes.
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