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Jo Bradshaw


Jo Bradshaw is a former no saying, height hating, comfort loving Business Advisor who turned her life around to become an Expedition Leader, Outdoor Instructor, Public Speaker and 2 x 8000m peak summiteer including Everest via an earthquake!

Leading a very safe life from behind a desk, on a whim to try to face her fear of heights, she signed up to do a parachute jump in 2003 which then turned into a charity bike ride in 2004 and gradually changed her life. The move from a well-paid job in local government to new lifestyle in adventure has afforded Jo a richness in life she never thought possible.

Retraining as a Mountain Leader in 2010, Jo can now be found guiding clients on bikes and foot, from the oxygenated world at sea level in the UK to the lofty heights of 6000m peaks on mountaineering expeditions. A great supporter of our next generation of adventurers, Jo also teaches and assesses the expedition element of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award as well as speaking to corporate clients, groups and schools about resilience, leadership and maximising our potential.

Jo also fundraises for children’s mental health charity Place2Be through her 7 summits and beyond challenges having climbed 5 of the 7 so far. Just 2 to go!