At Craghoppers, we work with many strong, amazing women every day – in the workplace, through our partnerships and our Ambassadors. We are truly inspired. This International Women’s Day, we would like to share with you a snapshot into the lives of 5 of them. These women are each making their mark in the world […]
Ambassador Marty Davies
In October last year Marty ticked off a bucket list challenge by climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. The highlight of his climb was reaching Uhuru Peak – the true summit. There were 14 others on the climb and amongst that there were 4 police officers, 4 nurses and 4 Lawyers from around the globe. It made for interesting and humorous chat!
Out of the 15, 10 of the team made the summit. Some falling way to exhaustion or a Acute mountain sickness and had to be carried off. Marty describes climbing Kilimanjaro as an amazing and challenging week, meeting friends, who will remain so for the rest of his life. Kilimanjaro is not to be taken lightly as there is less than 50% oxygen on the summit. Marty partook in many months of training before the start of the adventure to make sure he made the summit safely.
Living in Scotland, Marty is blessed as he lives on the highland fault line at Loch Lomond. He can be found most weekends in the mountains, camping and climbing.
Nicknamed the ‘Reek’, hiking Croagh Patrick is usually at the top of many walkers’ to-do lists. But why is this? And what makes Croagh Patrick important? Steeped in history and religion, mystery shrouds this mountain – all adding to its famous allure. So if you’re planning on giving it a go, there are a few […]
At English Heritage we tell the story of England through the historical sites and collections within our care. This includes telling stories from history that may have previously been hidden from view. We know that throughout history people have lived lives drastically outside the accepted sexual and gender norms of the time. Repressive social attitudes […]