Women in Adventure Sport Conference
Supporting and enabling female participants, coaches and leaders – A sharing of experiences, knowledge and ideas.
The 2018 conference brought together like minded people (women and men) from the world of Adventure Sport, who are interested in exploring women’s participation, with a view to supporting and developing more women participants, coaches and leaders. This year the conference explored mind-set & self-belief.
The conference deliverers and facilitators are women who have proven leadership, coaching and/or research experience in the subject area, and are of course passionate about supporting and inspiring others.
2018 Speaker Presentations
2018 Guest Speakers
Lynn Robinson, President BMC
The full line-up includes Lynn Robinson, the recently elected President of the BMC. As the first female to hold this position, her unique volunteering journey includes; being President of her university mountaineering club; rock climbing guidebook work; national work with the BMC Women’s Development Group. She will talk about her experiences and challenges that she has faced throughout her journey.
Deb Pinniger, Two times World Freestyle Champion
Deb Pinniger is an accomplished white water kayaker and educator. For fifteen years she competed internationally in freestyle kayaking and is a former World, European and British freestyle champion. Deb has spent twenty years sharing her knowledge and skills with others, leading and participating in white water expeditions around the world
Arran High School Students
An inspirational group of female pupils from Arran High School, along with the Deputy Head, Suzie Dick, will be along to tell us how they personally set up outdoor education in their school and what they did to achieve this.
Hetty Key, Women in Adventure
Women in Adventure is an independent research-based project focused on empowering women through the sharing of information, inspiration and advice. Hetty will be sharing some of their findings.
Lou Reynolds, Mountaineering Instructor
Lou gained the Mountaineering Instructor Certificate at the young age of 23 and is currently working towards the final modules of the BASI Alpine ISIA qualification. She will share with us how self-belief has impacted upon her journey to enable her to teach and guide in the mountains of Scotland and the Alps.
Justine Allen, University of Stirling
Justine is Programme Director for MSc/PGDip Performance Coaching programmes, University of Stirling (including British Canoeing Coaching Diploma (UKCC Level 4)) . Justine holds a PhD in Sport Psychology. Justine is also a Scottish Hockey Coach Educator and Talent Development Coach.
Nancy Chambers, MIC, BCU Level 5
Nancy holds a range of outdoor qualifications and is one of the few women to hold both an MIC and BCU Level 5 award in addition to other awards. She was for many years the only female permanent member of instructional staff at Glenmore Lodge. She is currently working part time for Cairngorm National Park and still works in a freelance role for Glenmore Lodge and other Outdoor Activity Providers.
Renelle holds the highest level Snowboard instructor qualifications (BASI Level 4 ISTD) and has been a BASI Snowboard Trainer since 2005. Renelle has completed 20 full winter seasons, teaching and coaching worldwide, based in the Alps and living her dream.
Renelle has been riding since 1994 and is currently GB’s leading female Snowboard Instructor, being the first and only woman to undergo the BASI Snowboard Trainer selection process in 2005. She remains only female Snowboard Trainer in the British BASI system and the only woman in Europe currently coaching at this elite level.