(CNN) – Elise Wortley didn’t start out as a magician. After moving from Essex to London in 2017 when he was 20 years old and was seen as nervous, he began to take a path to relax his mind.
But her small steps gave way to unexpected events.
Reading about French-Belgian explorer Alexandra David-Néel, Wortley continued to focus on the details of her trip to Tibet. In addition to hiking, David -Néel camped and slept in caves for two years – in the clothes of his time.
“A lot of (female tourists) are dressed like men because it’s a lot simpler,” Wortley explains. But some people climb, climb, drive, camp and so on in petticoats – another challenge for these women to travel in order to be safe and fulfill their dreams. .
In addition to re -creating popular travels, Wortley began exploring the different types of clothing and accessories used by women to further express their feelings.
“I knew I really understood how they read and they wrote now that I did the old things,” Wortley said.
Wortley wanted to encourage other women to learn, in their own words, from the challenges of everyday life.
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It’s hard to visit Iran in the midst of an illness in itself, but it’s also hard to find a Burberry 1930s dress to wear for the climb.
To follow in the footsteps of British-Italian tourist and travel writer Freya Stark, Wortley had to secure visas and accommodation for his visit to Iran’s Alamut Valley, called often frequented by the Valley of the Assassins.
But he insisted on working in the same outfits that Stark has written so much about in his travel novels – that is, a 1930s Burberry shirt that the tourist wore on his trip.
There were weeks and lots of emails on vintage clothing collections, but Wortley finally looked for some of the shirts – including a matching hat – when embarking on his trip.
Not only that. For David -Néel’s trip to Tibet, Wortley not only took his tools and equipment with him – he took a 1920s -style wicker chair similar to the one his girlfriend took with him. himself.
Where the road goes
Wortley said there was a list of “about 150” magical women he wanted to follow. But as he thinks to pay for most of his journey – these days, he’s attracted some support from brands like North Face and Clinique – he needs to think about things to follow.
The disease only got worse. A trip closer to home is the climb to Ben Nevis, the highest peak in the United Kingdom, which symbolizes the journey of author and tourist Nan Shepherd.
Shepherd, a Scottish woman who lived most of the 20th century, is best known for her book “The Living Mountain,” in which she wrote with love and songs about people who were external contact.
Shepherd’s words meant Wortley as he watched the hikers try to get on top of Ben Nevis as quickly as possible to say they had arrived.
He points out that many “explorer” books are about pride, with most white men from the West wanting to say they were the first to go somewhere, climb something, or No name anywhere. In fact, some male tourists stopped visiting the area when the women visited, saying that it had lost its beauty or happiness.
Wortley said he wanted to follow “about 150” prostitutes.
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More feet on the way
She invites local women to join her for one or more hikes, depending on their comfort level, and raises awareness about the history of women celebrities.
On the trip, Wortley tries to hire a local female guide. That’s hard, because these places are a big part of it.
Now, while planning his Ben Nevis tour, Wortley has used Jane Inglis Clark as a motivator. Clark also founded the Ladies’ Scottish Climbing Club, considered the world’s oldest women’s climbing club in 1908. Wortley visited members of the club – regularly organizing events. hikes and hikes today – and the descendants of the original members. in order to find his companions.
However, the idea of traveling for many days in the Himalayas with a seat strapped to your back may intimidate some people into thinking about going out. According to Wortley, while she enjoys competing, the most important thing her work brings is the world for everyone.
“These women are ugly,” Wortley said, “but you don’t have to be qualified to take that thing out of the ordinary or make a small trip.”
His goal? To encourage other women to learn, in their own words, from the challenges of everyday life.
“On one trip, I only had my book to write. So I really learned to just sit and sit. I wanted to do that, really – just take a load of people out, maybe. the vigilantes. Their phone or social media and things like that, just put all the phones in a box at night and people just sit around and be late. “