Every Monday we will invite an inspiring speaker to come and talk to us for 15-20 minutes.
Our speaker this Monday:
In December 2018 Kelda set off to row solo across the Atlantic with the aim of inspiring and motivating others, raising awareness about mental and physical trauma, and raising awareness and funds for Climbing Out. By 27th February, 2019 she’d spent 76 days unsupported on the ocean and rowed over 3,500 nautical miles, becoming the first para rower to solo row the Atlantic as part of the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge. She also raised over £50,000 for Climbing Out, changing the whole outlook for the charity and enabling us to support many more people in the future. To see more about her journey and how it impacted on Climbing Out check the video below
Climbing Out was founded in 2010, by Kelda Wood after she suffered a serious leg injury that had a huge impact on her own life. Kelda has gone on to represent Great Britain as a member of the GB Paracanoe squad, however, having just missed out on selection for the Paralympic Games in Rio, she was then selected as a member of the Adaptive Grand Slam Team who were attempting to climb Aconcagua, the highest peak in South America at 7,000m. On the 19th January 2017, she became the first recorded adaptive female to summit the mountain.