“Wild camping’s chief cheerleader” – The Telegraph, (UK)
Phoebe Smith likes to sleep wild - from caves to mountain tops, disused farmsteads and under giant boulders – if it's in a wild place she want to take her sleeping bag and bivvy and experience a wild night out.
She has seen her love of wilderness take her on solo adventures all around the world – from wild camping on the Scottish islands to portaledging in trees in the Bavarian Alps and bedding down inside glaciers in Svalbard – the last stop before the North Pole.
By day she is an award-winning travel writer, photographer, presenter and broadcaster (specialising in adventure, walking, camping, going solo, gear, the great outdoors and wildlife conservation) as well as Editor-at-Large and Wander Woman at Wanderlust, the UK’s best adventure travel magazine, and Sleep Storyteller-in-Residence at Calm.com where her stories have been narrated by Stephen Fry, Joanna Lumley and Danai Gurira to name a few. She regularly writes for The Guardian, The Telegraph, The Times (of London) and is a correspondent for BBC Radio 4's From Our Own Correspondent. By night she is the author of several books including Extreme Sleeps: Adventures of a Wild Camper, Wilderness Weekends: Wild Adventures in Britain's Rugged Corners and the first guidebook to British bothies – Book of the Bothy.
In 2014 she became the first person to camp at all the extreme points of mainland Britain, solo, on consecutive nights – these included the highest, lowest, northernmost, southernmost, centremost, easternmost and westernmost points of the country. In 2017 she gave up her Christmas to raise money for Centrepoint, the young people's homeless charity, by Sleeping the 3 Peaks. In 2015 and 2016 she was shortlisted for the National Adventure Awards, in both the ‘Media’ and ‘Inspiring Others’ categories. As of 2016 she was named an Ordnance Survey #GetOutside Champion for her work encouraging everyone into the great outdoors.
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