“This is Ellen, the engineer that leads an amazing double life.  For when Ellen puts on a Buff*, an amazing transformation occurs: Ellen is Rando Girl!  Ever alert for the call to adventure!**”

Rando Girls is my journey to a life more adventurous, sharing the journey with others and having fun along the way. And cake.

My next big challenge is an arctic expedition crossing Svalbard.  I’ve never been anywhere that cold before and I can’t ski. Oh, and there might be polar bears.

The global Covid-19 crisis has meant the expedition has been cancelled in 2020.  I’m gutted but focused on making the most of the extra 12 months of training.



  • YesStories
    My talk at YesStories, July 2020 on Finding, losing and adapting adventure.
  • A new challenge for Covid times
    Feeling the need to take control amongst all the uncertainty, I’ve started a new challenge! An awful lot could happen between now and April with Covid-19, which has made me worry that it could affect my expedition to Svalbard again. I know that with polar adventures you are often in the lap of the gods… Continue reading A new challenge for Covid times

(*other neckwear is available…**I was – and still am – a big Bananaman fan…)