“An adventure is something which we all dream. A journey full of amusement and unexpecting scenes. Neither carrying a gender nor classified. Like packing a bag and saying, Let’s go away. get lost and chase our dreams high. Let us EXplore the Adventurers within us.”
Top 5 Female Adventurers of recent time
1. Climber Spotlight at 14
She’s named as a “bouldering phenom” and “Young crusher” who started ironing her hands at 6 so she could climb the world.”
Aashima Shiraishi is an American rock climber who’s coached by her father Hisatoshi Shiraishi . At age 14, she climbed a boulder problem with a difficulty of V15 (highest on difficulty scale) in Japan which made her the first female and the youngest boy/girl who accomplished this feat. By the age of fourteen, she was recognised as the world’s best climber ever. But this much can never be enough for passionate adventurers. Her unstoppable accomplishments hit her show piece shelf with dazzling awards like in 2016 she won the IFSC World Youth Championship for both lead and bouldering in Female Youth in China and was declared as the winner in the female sports category at the USA Climbing Sport & Speed Open National Championships, 2017.
2. The Uncommon Explorer
“I want to travel in a way that lets me have a really intimate experience with local people.”
She isn’t a casual traveller like other adventurers, sipping coffee and having bites of cake in the fancy restaurants of Verona and Paris. She’s a solo traveller, a writer and an explorer, exploring and residing in the world’s most remote and uncommon places which anyone would hardly think to visit. At age 14, she broke many records in sports at the state level. But the dream of travelling couldn’t help her in breaking the records further and in order, to it she dropped sports.
Her fantasy world at childhood was totally imaginative, describing herself floating in the exotic lands in short stories. But when it came to reality, her breath said: “what was utterly new, the most unfamiliar places, things I had never even imagined.”
At age 20, she buckled up her seat belt to Africa where she was kidnapped by the soldiers and was trapped in a brutal civil war. After this experience her attitude towards travelling totally changed.
Her visit to Papua New Guinea made her the first women to cross the country. She has written many books on her experiences and received many awards like Best American Travelling Writing and Emerging Explorer Award (National Geographic Society).
Salak’s travel experience reveals the dark side of the world. Adventurers like Kira Salak is the main reason behind taking courage to step our feet out of our houses.
3.The Adventurer in the wild
“She’s a dreamer who wears courage on her heart. In 2010, decided to walk solo over the three years, so far. Siberia to Australia was her mission and she pledged not to give up until it got conquered.
Sarah Marquis is a Swiss explorer and traveller who started her journey by spending a month in Kahurangi National Park, New Zealand. It was the first time when she got in contact with the wild life. Exploring wild life is her passion and that’s how at an early age she got employed by a travel company so that she could travel for free. Her adventures list is longer than any other adventurers.In an interview with National Geographic, she exclaimed, “I just followed my heart.At the beginning of my expedition, everybody was saying, ‘She’s so crazy! She’s not normal!’ Then I went on TV one day, and they said ‘Oh, she’s so cool! She’s unbelievable!’ I passed from crazy to unbelievable overnight—I was the same.”
In an interview with National Geographic, she exclaimed, “I just followed my heart.At the beginning of my expedition, everybody was saying, ‘She’s so crazy! She’s not normal!’ Then I went on TV one day, and they said ‘Oh, she’s so cool! She’s unbelievable!’ I passed from crazy to unbelievable overnight—I was the same.”
Her name was honoured by National Geographic in the list of ” Adventurers of the Year” in 2014. She also wrote a book named,” Sauvage par Nature (Wild by nature)” in the same year.
4. The Ocean Rower
“She fought against the high waves and rowed in the scary and stormy oceans. Got her name inscribed with golden letters not only once but four time for rowing. Dehydrated for many days in the middle of the ocean she kept on rowing. She did 15,000 miles and took more than 5 million oar strokes in motion”
Roz Savage was the first women to row solo across the Pacific Ocean (East to West) and the first women to row all three Atlantic, Pacific and the Indian Ocean. She’s the member of Explorer Club of New York and has been honoured as the Top Twenty British Travellers by Daily Telegraph. She was also awarded “the Ocean Inspiration Through Adventurers award” in 2011.
5. Peaks Conqueror
“Her husband took his last breath on the snowy peaks while accompanying her to K2. She could never locate his body. Although all that trauma could not hold her back from doing what she loves. Within few years she was seen crossing the Antarctica.
Cecilie Skog became the first woman unassisted and unsupported mountain climber who crossed the Antarctica. She is also the first lady who conquered all the highest peaks of all the continents.
“When I was 17 or 18, I started going into the great outdoors and exploring nature with my friends. When I sat on top of mountains and looked at the fjord, I felt incredibly present. So I became a glacier guide, spent all my holidays in the mountains and dreamt of going even higher.”