Adventure Magazine Issue 221


Women's issue of Adventure


Who runs the world? girls!

As Beyonce said in her song,"Who are

we? What do we run? We run the world."

Her words seem to ring true in

the world right now, with the countries

suffering the least during this world-wide

pandemic all being run by women. It must

mean something! So, it seems timely that

this is our women's issue; the one that

celebrates the adventurous women in our


As the female member of the

Adventure team, I always love putting

together this issue and being reminded

of our incredible achievements. It is also

a time to reflect on what it means to be

a woman in the world of the outdoors.

In the past, a female outdoor enthusiast

seemed to fit a certain mold; however,

as the world has changed, the people

participating in the outdoors has changed

with it. Everywhere I look I see women

of all ages, all sizes and all personalities

entering into the outdoors and finding

adventures where they can. On a recent

trip to the South Island, we did the via

ferrata in Wanaka with Wild Wire (see

more on page 30). Apart from Steve (AKA

our photographer) our group was made up

of all women, even our guide (and owner

of Wild Wire) was a woman. We ranged in

age and adventure experience, yet here

we all were, enjoying the same outdoor

adventure together.

On a sad note, as we were putting

together this issue, we woke one morning

to the news that Angela Madsen, the

multi award-winning athlete, had died

during her solo attempt to cross the

Steve and I exploring our backyard on a

recent trip to the South Island.

Proud to be Kiwi!

Pacific Ocean. We were devastated by

the news and contacted her team to

offer our condolences. Angela was an

incredible athlete who overcame a lifetime

of setbacks to break numerous world

records, however what really interested

me was the woman she was behind the

athlete; the mother, the wife, the daughter,

the grandmother. We are really thankful to

her wife Deb and film maker, Soraya Simi,

for opening up and sharing her story with

us (See page 10).

This issue, our homegrown section

features Fiordland and we hope it inspires

you to get out and enjoy the outdoors

and the wonderful world we have on our

doorstep... Happy reading!

Lynne Dickinson - Sub Editor

Digital, Hardcopy, Web, Social



Steve Dickinson

Mob: 027 577 5014


Lynne Dickinson



Ovato, Ph (09) 979 3000




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