BELINDA KIRK

SOCIAL EXPLORER

“I’ve seen adventure change people’s lives, by giving inspiration and building confidence, creativity and a reconnection with nature.”

Belinda’s many years of exploration have seen her traverse vast swathes of the world. From searching for camels in a Chinese desert to skippering an all-female rowing crew non-stop around Britain.

But, whilst Belinda’s personal achievements are a huge source of pride, it’s perhaps her work for and with other people that brings her the most satisfaction. Over nearly 10 years, her social enterprise, Explorers Connect, has encouraged over 25,000 ordinary people to discover a world of outdoor challenges, from camping to hiking, that they had never before considered.

Photography by Sam Barker