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International Women's Day

To celebrate International Women's Day on Sunday 8th March 2020 we are getting to know some of the amazing women that are a part of the Go Ape Tribe. This time it's Clair Fowler, our site manager at Cannock. Clair has been a part of the tribe for over 16 years and personifies 'Live Life Adventurously'! 

WHAT iS THE BEST THING ABOUT YOUR ROLE AT GO APE?

I love to see others enjoying the outdoors as much as I do. It’s also a great feeling watching someone overcome their fears.

I got a quote from a customer just last week saying she was so pleased to have done the course as following her “growing up and having kids she doesn’t do anything exciting anymore and that makes her less brave.” By challenging herself she was reminded that she is brave!

Woman on a mountain bike in Go Ape uniform
A rock climbing crag with two climbers ascending

WHAT DOES ADVENTURE MEAN TO YOU?

Trying something new and scaring yourself! It’s important to try new adventures so that you can overcome the challenges adventure brings and gain confidence and self-worth. For me this is usually something physical but it can also be meeting new people or starting a new job, anything you find scary but worth trying.

ROCK CLIMBING IN SPAIN OR MOUNTAIN BIKING IN WALES?

I can’t choose, they were both amazing and I love both sports, I say work hard to get both. I already have a couple of biking races booked for this year and I'm working on sorting out a climbing trip!

WHAT THREE THINGS COULDN'T YOU LIVE WITHOUT?

The outdoors, my bike and my doggy!

WHICH WOMEN INSPIRE YOU?

I’m inspired by lots of great women! In climbing I’m currently following Shauna Coxy, a fellow Sheffielder who just qualified for the Olympics.

In biking Rachel Atherton is doing brilliantly in the world cup and I have seen a couple of her talks. They focus on the fact that she is a normal woman with all the same fears as everyone else, but managers to hold off those fears when it counts.

Lastly, Tracy Moseley has been in mountain biking for years, she has won world cups in both downhill and enduro, she now has a family and focuses her work on getting more women into all disciplines of mountain biking.

 

Woman in black riding a mountain bike in a downhill race