Explorer, Adventure Revolutionary, Speaker

Belinda has walked across Nicaragua, searched for camels in China's Desert of Death, discovered ancient rock paintings in Lesotho, pioneered inclusive expeditions for people with disabilities, lead dozens of youth development expeditions around the world and gained a Guinness World Record for rowing unsupported around Britain.  An expert expedition leader, Belinda has managed remote trips for, amongst others Ray Mears, Chris Ryan & Bear Grylls.

Today, she is a motivational speaker and Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. She is the leading voice promoting the psychological benefits of adventure and our need for an #AdventureRevolution

Belinda launched Explorers Connect, a non-profit organisation connecting people to adventures in 2009. It's now a community of 25,000+ open to everyone from total beginners to experienced explorers to link with adventures, team-mates and adventure industry jobs. She also set up Britain's National Day of Adventure, Wild Night Out 

Belinda uses her life-long passion for adventure and the great outdoors to offer life-changing experiences to other people
— 2017 Sunday Times Alternative Rich List
Quite the most remarkable achievement carried out by any women alive today. Absolutely magnificent both for mental and physical achievement bar none
— Sir Richard Branson
One of the most inspiring contemporary female adventurers
— The Guardian

Belinda's revolution is starting to get noticed and 2017 she was named in The Sunday Times ‘Alternative’ Rich List which celebrates 40 people in Britain who lead “extraordinary, worthwhile and satisfying lives” alongside Sir David Attenborough, Virginia McKenna & Tunde Okewale OBE

I’ve spent 20 years leading groups into the wilderness and I’ve seen Adventure change people’s lives, as it changed mine. It makes us happier, healthier, it teaches us to take challenges, to appreciate our wild places and each other and gives us moments of lasting joy. Now I’m on a mission to make adventure more accessible, to bring about a societal change that brings us closer to the natural world, to challenge, to risk and to each other
— Belinda Kirk

My story & expeditions

Find out about Belinda's international expeditions and remote filming trips

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taking action

How Belinda has enabled others to discover or re-discover adventure 

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