1. Lily Dyu - Introduction2. Ann Daniels - Adventures with the Ice Queen3. Mira Rai - Mira the Mighty Mountain Runner4. Jin Jeong - The Dancing Lights of Lapland5. Gwen Moffat - Living the High Life6. Beth French - The Water Baby Who Grew Up to Be a Mermaid7. Misba Khan - From North-West England to the North Pole8. Karen Darke - In Camels' Footsteps on the Great Silk Road9. Sarah Outen - Kayaking on the Ring of Fire10. Anna McNuff - Run, Anna, Run11. Ellen MacArthur - An Ocean Obsession12. Emma Timmis - The ElliptiGO Explorer13. Tori James - From Wales to the Top of the World14. Helen Sharman - The World Outside my WindowMore about the Fantastic Female AdventurersAcknowledgementsReferences
Lily Dyu is an author and freelance journalist with a passion for the outdoors, wild places and nature. Her adventures have seen her cycling in Ladakh on the loftiest roads of the Himalaya, running across England, Scotland and Wales, and also around Manaslu - the eighth highest mountain in the world. Lily studied natural sciences at the University of Cambridge. After a successful career in technology - while writing in her free time - she retrained as a journalist. Through her writing, she loves to share her love of the outdoors and wonder for the natural world. She has written widely for magazines and journals and is the author of Fastpacking: Multi-Day Running Adventures and Brecon Beacons Trail Running. Her books for children include Fantastic Female Adventurers, and Earth Heroes (Nosy Crow), inspirational stories about people like Greta Thunberg who are changing the world.