As the first woman to traverse Papua New Guinea and the first person to kayak 600 miles down Africa's Niger River to Timbuktu, Kira Salak has been called "the gutsiest" - and some say craziest - woman adventurer of our day.
Agnes Deans Cameron, fearless Canadian adventurer, advocate, and journalist. Teacher at BC's female high school teacher and principle, and made a 16000 km trek to the Arctic with her typewriter and camera.
Explorer Cecilie Skog
Tashi and Nungshi Malik are the first siblings and twins to climb the Seven Summits.
English travel writer and explorer Rosita Forbes. From 1920 to she was the first European woman to visit the Kufra Oasis in Libya. From the book - Women Travelers: A Century of Trailblazing Adventures,
Helen Thayer traversing the desert.
British adventurer Katy Willings
Our ten reasons to love the inspirational travel writer Dervla Murphy.
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Artist and explorer Caroline Mytinger who worked in New Guinea