Elise Wortley was a woman with anxiety so severe she could barely get on a bus. She overcame her fears with a little help from explorers of the 1920s.
Using the journeys of famous female explorers as her guide, she now recreates their journeys using the same equipment. Her first trip, a trek in India, was inspired by Alexandra David-Neel’s journey on the Tibetan border, covering 435 miles by foot in a month. Elise explains, “With my all-female team in tow, I’ve been following in the footsteps of history’s formidable female explorers. My aim is to shine a light on these ground-breaking women, whose achievements were often overlooked and forgotten compared to their male counterparts. I want to show that women were, and still are, at the forefront of adventure and shaping the way in which
To fully understand what life would have been like for these female explorers, I have been attempting to follow in their footsteps using and wearing only equipment that would have had available to them back in their day. This means NO modern expedition equipment whatsoever. To date, no one else has re-created these journeys in this way. This is the first time we will truly understand what these women experienced on their remarkable journeys. Through this project I am raising money for women’s charities who work in the areas we visit.”
Visit Elise at: https://www.womanwithaltitude.com/