Jo Bradshaw: Expeditions and Living in the Now
‘It was like somebody had planted a seed, and each adventure was watering it a little bit more’.
Expedition Leader, Mountaineer, Outdoor Instructor (and part-time Tesco Delivery Driver) Jo Bradshaw joins us on this episode of WEMcast. Jo talks us through her career and how she grew from a height-hating business advisor to discovering her true passion for the outdoors.
Jo chats with World Extreme Medicine Education Lead Will Duffin about her adaptation to the change of pace caused by COVID. She reflects on how she’s settling into her new normal, the positives she’s taking from staying at home (including the home decor projects she’s finally getting around to), and the importance of showing compassion to herself.
Jo details the terrifying experience of being hit by an earthquake while on Camp 1 of Everest which resulted in the destruction of Base Camp. Jo reflects on the shared sorrow, but the desire to return and the bittersweet feeling of summiting the following year.
The pair consider the power-combo of vulnerability and humility, especially on expedition.
Connect with Jo > jobradshaw.co.uk