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 Jimmy McSparron
Jimmy has spent his life in some of the most remote jungles on the planet. He has featured both on and off screen on Nat Geo and the BBC and is a well known Jungle Survival Instructor.
Jimmy is even an honorary member of several indigenous groups and has hand tapped tattoos to prove it. He is usually found kayaking solo down the Amazon, ice climbing in the Andes or doing downhill biking races across the continent.
These have led him to be awarded fellowships at the Royal Geographic Society, Royal Anthropological Institute and even the noted Explorers Club. Outside of the jungle, Jimmy has ridden a horse 600 miles across the second highest plain in the world, driven a 3 wheeled tuk tuk 2500 miles across the whole of Peru and been part of earthquake relief teams in Indonesia.
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 […]