Equality

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16th September 2020

WeTwo: the mission to take disadvantaged students on an Antarctic expedition

Through the WeTwo project, Phoebe Smith and Dwayne Fields plan to take a group of disadvantaged young people to Antarctica by expedition boat, to prove people from all backgrounds can be adventurers and inspire the next generation of environmental stewards. We chatted with them about the project.

12th August 2020

The Chinese LGBTQ+ filmmaker and photographer diversifying the faces of adventure

It has been particularly challenging for Frit Sarita Tam to feel comfortable in the adventure world. As a Chinese female LGBTQ+ adventurer, she very rarely sees anybody that looks like her on stages or film. She is now taking matters into her own hands, but her story is a reminder that whatever adventure is, depends on who is and is not welcomed and represented.

12th August 2020

'Un-exploring': a response to exploitative adventure

Ninth Wave, an environmental organisation working in Mexico and the US, is pioneering the idea of 'un-exploring' as a more thoughtful, sustainable form of adventure. Our Editor asked Ninth Wave's Harriet Wood about the idea.

Authors

Sam Firman

Sam Firman

A freelance writer exploring the links between adventure, travel and social progress with a background in social innovation. Recently moved from London to Vancouver for access to the mountains.

Rosie Riley

Rosie Riley

Co-Founder/Director of Adventure Uncovered, writer and dedicated North Sea surfer who settles for cycling, running and outdoor swimming when in London. Advocate and promoter of sustainability and clean technology in the UK corporate sector and developing countries.

Frit Sarita Tam

Frit Sarita Tam

Frit is an adventurer and loves exploring the outdoors in as many ways as possible: climbing, hiking, skiing, cycling, paddleboarding and wild swimming. As an adventure filmmaker and photographer, she’s happiest when she also has a camera in-hand, shooting underrepresented adventure stories for her film studio, Passionfruit Pictures. She is regularly fuelled by crisps and chips.