The Lake District Foundation is delighted to welcome its newest ambassador: Dr Kate Rawles.
Kate is passionate about using adventurous journeys to raise awareness and inspire action on our major environmental challenges. She has recently returned from The Life Cycle: Colombia to Cape Horn by bamboo bike, exploring biodiversity loss.
A former lecturer in environmental philosophy, and in Outdoor Studies at the University of Cumbria in Ambleside, Kate set up Outdoor Philosophy to explore big questions about human/nature relations in nature rather than lecture theatres.
In 2006, she cycled from Texas to Alaska along the spine of the Rockies exploring climate change. Her book about this journey, The Carbon Cycle; Crossing the Great Divide, was shortlisted for the Banff Mountain Festival Adventure Travel Award, 2012. Other ‘adventure plus’ journeys include the Gyre to Gaia ocean plastic pollution sailing voyage with Pangaea Exploration.
Lake District Foundation CEO, Sarah Swindley, says “We are delighted to welcome Kate Rawles as an ambassador for the Lake District Foundation. Her passion for communication and adventures in the great outdoors are a perfect fit for our cause, and we hope that this partnership will inspire many more people to care for our spectacular wildlife and landscapes.”
Kate joins existing ambassador Sean Conway, who has been supporting this charity since it was founded in 2017.
You can find out more about our ambassadors, here.