Stephanie Smith, from Lincolnshire, had the experience of her lifetime when she decided to get involved with #WomenOutdoors Week.
#WomenOutdoors Week is a campaign engineered by the British Mountaineering Council to encourage more women and girls to get outside and try climbing or hill walking. This year #WomenOutdoors Week ran from the 5th to the 15th August.
Stephanie Smith, an accountant at Nicholsons Chatered Accountants had no previous experience of rock climbing before she decided to take the plunge and give it a go after a colleague mentioned #WomenOutdoors Week to her.
Steph and her husband, who loves the outdoors and frequently rock climbs with friends, headed to North Wales to climb in Snowdonia with friends just a few weekends ago.
After returning from her Snowdonian adventure, Steph reported that she had a brilliant time and would recommend rock climbing and hill walking to others.
She said: “My husband and his friends are outdoor enthusiasts and I decided to go along with them upon hearing about #WomenOutdoors week. It was my first time trying rock climbing, and it’s been such a wonderful experience.
“I’d definitely encourage more people to take part in outdoor activities, or at least try something new. Not just women, but everyone!”
Nicholsons Chatered Accountants encourage their team to take part in all sports and activities. Just last Saturday a team from their offices ran the five mile Bassingham Bash.
For more information about hill walking or rock climbing click here to visit the British Mountaineering Council’s website.