Jo Bradshaw

The female Indiana Jones, Jo is a freelance expedition leader and outdoor instructor who has also spent many years working with businesses to help them grow as part of the Government-funded Business Link team.

In addition to other high altitude successes, Jo summited Mount Everest in May 2016 and is currently (July 2019) five summits into her bid to climb the “Seven Summits” – the highest mountain on each of the seven continents – in support of children’s mental health charity Place2Be .

Jo is much sought after for her corporate talks and workshops on Resilience and Leadership in High Consequence Environments.

More About Jo

I live in Wiltshire with my two amazing Springer Spaniels. When I am not away, home is my sanctuary and Lily my younger spaniel is my training partner.

Life Highlight

On 25th September 2013 I became only the third British woman to reach the true summit of Manaslu, the world’s eight highest mountain at over 8,000m.


Gardening, rock climbing, renovating properties & learning Swahili. Triathlon newbie!

Favourite Indoor & Outdoor Space

My home and my garden

Favourite Food

Avocados (best in Tanzania and Peru!)

Favourite quote

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbour, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover.” Mark Twain.

Which goes very nicely with, “If you really want to do something you’ll find a way, if you don’t you’ll find an excuse so say yes now and work it out later!”