Belinda has spent 20 years leading groups into the wilderness all over the world. These include numerous personal expeditions, youth development expeditions, biological research missions and remote filming trips for the BBC.
Today she is a motivational Speaker, Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and Social Entrepreneur encouraging others to get outdoors
During the adventure revolution some of the things Belinda has been up to:
- Social Enterpreneur establishing Explorers Connect as one of the UK's biggest adventure hubs
- Establishing Britain's first national day of adventure
- Raising tens of thousands of pounds for environmental, childrens and ex-Services charities
- Ambassador for Veterans in Action
- Ambassador for Global Biodiversity at Ibex Earth
- BSc in Biological Sciences from University of Oxford
- Professional scuba diver
WHAT OTHERS SAY ABOUT BELINDA
Some Expedition Highlights:
SeaGals – Skipper
Skipper of The First Women to Row Around Britain Belinda skippered the epic 52 day row around Britain that has been described by Sir Richard Branson as “Quite the most remarkable achievement carried out by any women alive today. Absolutely magnificent both for mental and physical achievement bar none”.
Amazonas - Expedition Chief Leader
Initiated and established the first jungle expedition in the history of BSES Expeditions. To this day BSES continue to run the Amazonas expeditions following the logistical plan, science and contacts established by Belinda on Amazonas 2002. Responsible for the expedition in its entirety including nearly 100 young explorers and over 20 staff. Patroned by HRH Duke of York.
The Desert of Death - Expedition Leader
Initiated and organised in its entirety an expedition to the remote Taklamakan Desert in NW China, looking for the elusive Bactrian camel. The expedition later became the focus of the hit Radio 4 show ‘Tales from the Back of Beyond’
Sailing Across The Atlantic - Crew & Film-maker
Joined the last few thousand miles of a round-the-world yacht race, up the Americas, across the Atlantic and around Europe. Produced a film for BBC
BSES Alaska Expedition - Mountain Leader
Responsible for leading a team of 12 young explorers. Responsible for everything involved with running the team in the wilderness.
New Zealand: Monsters We Met - Managing Remote Film Shoot
Called in to troubleshoot a complex film shoot across New Zealand for the BBC NHU series. Arranged all the logistics needed for the crew to work in remote locations from island paradises to volcanic landscapes and the fjords of South Island.
Bear Grylls Ultimate Survival - Managing Remote Film Shoots
Set up logisitical support for numerous shoots in Montana, Utah, Alaska and Africa for the hit Discovery and CH4 series.
Beyond Boundaries Expedition I And II - Expedition Management and Film Director
Team selection, logistics, director and camerawoman for two BBC2 documentary series.Walked across Nicaragua and later walked, kayaked and rafted from Zimbabwe to the Skeleton Coast, Nambia with a group of people with disabilities. I selected the team, sourced specialist expedition equipment, planned route.
Ray Mears Extreme Survival - Research and Expedition Management
Initiated and ran numerous shows including in Tanzania, Kenya, Alaska and Belarus. Responsible for finding experts, locations, logistics, comms, equipment and reccee-ing routes.
Hunting Chris Ryan In The Mosquito Coast - Expedition Manager
Responsible for all the logistics, planning, risk assessment and health and safety for a team of 30 film crew in a remote part of the Mosquito Coast. Arranging all the logistics including all route planning, establishing base camp, establishing comms network, sourcing equipment and team selection.
BSES Lesotho Expedition - Team Leader and Manager
Responsible for leading a team of 12 young explorers. Responsible for everything involved with running the team. Established a survey of ‘lost’ rock art in the Mountain Kingdom.
Red Sea Diving Expedition - Divemaster and Camerawoman