Survival in the Highlands: An Epic Adventure with Leanne Spencer


How do you survive the Scottish highlands? In this episode, I talk about my incredible experience at the Bear Grylls Survival Challenge. I share my insights and all the things I’ve learned throughout the five days of the grueling, tough, difficult and horrible but fantastic challenge.

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Topics Discussed in this Episode:

  • The overwhelming feeling of gratitude throughout the experience
  • Why I wanted to do this challenge
  • The Bear Grylls Survival Challenge vs The Arctic Circle Race
  • The things you’re taught at the Bear Grylls Survival Challenge
  • What each day of the Bear Grylls Survival Challenge looked like
  • What the rescue situation was like

Key Takeaways:

  • We don’t get tested in a very primeval way anymore in terms of what we can endure.
  • The Bear Grylls Survival Challenge is an educational experience but also a test. And on the last night in the last day, you’re put to the test by being left on your own to see how you can self-rescue.
  • It’s so clever what the brain does to you, the cognitive dissonance.

Action Steps:

  • Try taking on a challenge to test yourself. Be out in nature.

Leanne said:

“It was an extraordinary experience. Very humbled by nature. It’s a real privilege to be amongst that land and those hills,  just feeling like I was part of something that was much bigger than me.”

“It’s a great example of what could happen when you get into your discomfort zone, and just being part of something that’s much, much bigger than yourself, basically.”

Thanks for listening!

If you’ve got any questions around this or if you want to talk to me about your own experience, send me an email.

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