Adventurer and motivational speaker Cathy O’Dowd has been selected to travel from sea to summit on a mission set to inspire women everywhere.
Cathy has been awarded the 2012 Nancy-Bird Walton sponsorship from Australian Geographic to aid her in her mission traversing Chile and its coastline, culminating in the climbing of South America’s highest peak, Mount Aconcagua.
The Ultimate Trilogy will be an epic ice, sea and land adventure that’s never been attempted before.
The other women on the trip are Linda Beilharz and Margaret Bowling, both from Australia, and Tara Remington. They will receive the $5000, given to female adventurers to encourage and support them to fulfil their dreams.
“Not enough women realise they can do amazing things and the stories about those who do are limited, reflecting the general attitude towards sporting or adventurous women,” says Linda Beilharz.
One of Linda’s favourite aspects of adventures is the way you have to work closely with a small group of people.
“I will be both a leader and a learner. I get to use skills I have, learn new ones and spend time with a team with whom shared leadership and sharing knowledge will be a valued characteristic.”
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