Time for another one of our member profiles here on the Outdoor Bloggers blog. We ask one of our members the same set of questions so we can get to know them a little better. Today we have some words from Zoe over at Splodz Blogz, who is one half of the Outdoor Bloggers organising team…
Name | Kate Jamieson
Blog | The Adventures of Kate
Where in the world are you answering these questions?
Not so sunny Hampshire, on the South Coast of the UK.
Describe your blog in one sentence.
The Adventures of Kate is all for inspiring people to get out and seek great adventures, whether at home or abroad.
What sparked your love of the outdoors?
I always used to go on country walks with my parents as a child, but when I was 14 I joined the Sea Cadet Corps, took part in Ten Tors and completed my Duke of Edinburgh Silver Award. After that, I fell in love with being outside, come rain (normally) or shine!
What is your favourite thing to do outdoors?
I love hiking, and always feel a real sense of achievement when I reach the top of a hill, plus the views are always worth it! If money were no object I would say skiing, as I’d spend all year in the mountains if I could!
I’ll usually give any outdoor sport a go though.
If you could see the sunset from one place in the world where would you go and why?
If I could see sunset from anywhere in the world it would be Svalbard, when it sets for the winter. I just think that whilst it’s not likely to be a beautiful orange/gold, it would be unique in a totally different way!
What is your favourite meal to eat after a day spent outside?
A warming stew or curry always goes down well.
Tell us about a recent outdoors adventure you enjoyed.
I climbed Kilimanjaro in October, which unfortunately was my most recent, as I’m now on crutches with a knee injury gained upon descent! It was the most inspiring trip I have ever been on, and I want to do it all over again! Read about it.
What has been your biggest outdoors adventure to date?
Definitely Kilimanjaro, but I’m planning a trip for 2017/18 from Addis Ababa to Cape Town armed with just a backpack, tent and camera!
Tell us something about you that’s not related to the outdoors… if you can!
I’ve been on Mastermind and am a huge naval history geek!
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