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Adventurous women speak out

Monday 16th April 2018, 3:24pm

This autumn should see publication of a book celebrating women and adventure. If sufficient funds can be raised.

Waymaking is an anthology of prose, poetry and artwork by women who are inspired by nature and wild places, and aims to continue the legacies of Gwen Moffat’s Space Below My Feet and Nan Shepherd’s The Living Mountain, which set a precedent for women writing about wilderness that isn’t about conquering landscapes, but instead about living and breathing alongside them, becoming part of a larger adventure.

In addition to giving a mouthpiece to the “missing 50 per cent of voices of adventurers” all royalties from the book will be split between the John Muir Trust and Rape Crisis.

But Waymaking first needs to raise £12000 to meet publication costs. The funds are being raised via Kickstarter to support production costs and help spread the word about the book.

If the money can be raised the book will be published by Vertebrate Publishing this autumn.

The contributors of this collection include award-winning author Bernadette McDonald, world-leading climber Hazel Findlay, adventurers Sarah Outen and Anna McNuff and many more talented and adventurous women. The book is being edited by award-winning poet Helen Mort; Kendal Mountain Festival Artistic Director Claire Carter; Heather Dawe, one of the UK’s leading endurance athletes; and Vertebrate’s own editor, Camilla Barnard.

See the Kickstarter page for the book.

See the page on Vertebrate Publishing’s website.