But for Belinda, the important thing is not doing something dazzling, but encouraging others to try anything that connects them to nature and adventure — something her projects, Explorers Connect and Wild Night Out, have made their mission. “When I set up Explorers Connect in 2009, it was a hub to connect people who wanted to go on expeditions,” she says. “But I noticed people kept asking for smaller adventures in between the big stuff. I realised that by trying little adventures, you can start something.”
After running expeditions for people with disabilities, Belinda devised Wild Night Out — a national day to get people taking an outdoor challenge. “It’s about doing something you might not get round to otherwise,” she adds.
Photography by Sam Barker