22–23 Mar 2025 270 days to go! #GetOutside

Jo Bradshaw

Born in 1971, Jo is a former no saying, height hating, comfort loving sofa surfer who turned her life around by saying YES a little more often. Standing on top of Everest in 2016 having survived the earthquake whilst at Camp 1 on the mountain in 2015, she did wonder how on earth she got there but Everest is just one chapter, not the whole story.
Back in 2008 Jo was a Business Advisor living a very risk averse life. A friend saw that she could make more out of her life and encouraged her to do a charity bike ride in Peru which gradually changed her life. Now, as an Expedition Leader, Outdoor Instructor and Public Speaker, she walks the walk by teaching DofE students here in the UK and taking adults on adventures all over the world to the land of limited oxygen, sharing her passion for the outdoors. She also talks the talk by delivering motivational talks to schools, groups and businesses. ‘Say yes now and work it out later’ was her late Father’s mantra and she encourages others to embrace those words too.
Jo has now completed 6 of the 7 summits, some multiple times, and is fundraising for children’s mental health charity Place2Be as part of her challenge.
Jo is an Ordnance Survey Get Outside Champion and an Ambassador for Osprey Europe, SayYesMore, Paramo Directional Clothing and SueMe