Team: Pole Position
||55kg (121 lbs)|
||Cycling, Keeping fit, Reading, Movies, Theatre, Spending time with friends|
|PRIOR ARCTIC EXPERIENCE:
|PRIOR EXPEDITION EXPERIENCE:
||Two months crewing on tall ship in Australia|
|PREVIOUS FURTHEST NORTH:
|PREVIOUS COLDEST PLACE:
||Australian ski fields in winter|
|REASON FOR ENTERING RACE:
||To experience one of the last true wildernesses and to see if I have got what it takes to survive these extreme conditions.|
Sydney based architect enjoying an active lifestyle.
Born in Dublin, I grew up and attended school in Arklow, Co Wicklow.
In 1977 having graduated with a diploma in Architectural Technology
from the College of Technology Dublin I moved to London.
I spent a number of years working for RHWL Architects in London and
during this time I moved to Kent and discovered skydiving. I thought
that doing stunt work would be a fun way of earning extra money to
finance my new passion and set about acquiring the necessary skills
to become a stunt woman!
In 1987 I emigrated to Australia and settled in Sydney where I have
worked for Michael Standley & Assocs. Architects while also
doing television stunt work.
In 1991 I had a break from work to spend some time crewing on a tall
ship sailing between Sydney and Tasmania and all ports inbetween,
followed by a trip to Sweden crewing on "Ingo" sailing up
and down the Swedish west coast.
After attending the University of Tasmania for three years gaining
Bachelor of Environmental Design and Bachelor of Architecture
degrees I returned to Sydney where I have been working as an
architect and enjoying my latest passion, cycling.
I enjoy the outdoor lifestyle Sydney has to offer and I will
certainly miss the climate when I relocate to the UK in preparation
for the Polar Race.
Although I have participated in a variety of sports (skydiving,
scuba diving, fencing, cycling, running, swimming) over the years, I
think the challenges and rewards the Polar Race will present far
outweigh any previous experiences.
have given me a pair of Nordic walking poles to help with my
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