Hosted by expedition leader and equity champion Cress Allwood, and the BMC’s hill walking ambassador and broadcaster, Mary-Ann Ochota, each guest explains the highs, the lows and the most surprising things they’ve learned from their adventures.
We talk to the people who are passionate about walking climbing and mountaineering, but also who have more to say. What about climbing the North Face of the Eiger whilst also managing Crohn's disease as well? What about having your period as you summit an 8,000m peak? What about organising a hiking group but not using the word hiking in case you put people off?
Former Chair of the BMC Equity Steering Group and co-host of the podcast, Cress Allwood, puts it: “We need diverse role models – it’s the old saying that ‘you need to see it to be it’. So we’re giving voice to a broad array of walkers, climbers and mountaineers – not just professionals, but everyday, accessible people.”
And co-host and broadcaster Mary-Ann Ochota says: "Finding Our Way is all about interesting people who are passionate about hills, mountains and walls. We tackle issues around diversity and inclusion – how to make clubs more welcoming, for example, or ways to improve urban access to wild places, or travel ethically. But we also celebrate the straightforward passion our guests have for the outdoors. That’s inspiring, and it’s been an absolute joy to interview them."