Tiso Hike Jordan Expedition – March 2018

*New expedition announcement…. We are heading to the desert! At the end of March 2018, myself and two incredible female UK adventurers, Cal Major and Bex Band, will attempt to cross the Jordan desert. The 200+KM crossing will start in Dana and finish in the Wadi Rum, passing through the famous archaeological park, Petra, on […]

Women of Inspiration Awards 2018

On International Women’s Day 2018, it was a complete honour to receive a ‘Women of Inspiration Award’ from the Association of Scottish Businesswomen (ASB)! Each year the ASB honours and celebrates the achievement and contribution of inspirational women in business and the wider community. This March, the ASB honoured 12 such women at a reception […]

The Summit Night 2017

The Summit Night – 15th & 16th May 2017 We arrived at camp three, our final stopping point, at around 4pm on the 15th May. It had been an unrelenting, long and hot climb up from camp two. Camp three is located at 8,300m above sea level, 300m into the death zone, it is higher […]


  Undoubtedly, one of the most important aspects of an Everest expedition is acclimatisation to the extreme altitude found on the mountain. Mount Everest soars to a whooping 8,848m, once on the summit, climbers will experience the equivalent to 33% of the available oxygen they experience at sea level. Acclimatisation takes time, patience, hard work […]

The journey to Everest basecamp, Tibet

Travelling to Mount Everest basecamp on the North side of the mountain is a very different experience to the South side of the mountain. When I climbed Everest via the South side in 2012, I trekked for 9 days through the spectacular Khumbu valley slowly gaining altitude each day to reach the basecamp. In contrast, […]