Founded in 2010 by a group of 6 outdoor enthusiasts from the Austrian Alps and Germany, komoot is Europe’s leading outdoor app, and currently enables millions of cyclists and hikers all over the world to experience more of the outdoors. Since its launch, it has become renowned for its unique cycling, hiking and mountain biking route planner, its turn-by-turn voice navigation and high quality, topographic offline maps.
Komoot helps over 4 million outdoor enthusiasts all over the world to plan better outdoor adventures. It’s map, route planner and navigation is available globally. The komoot app is available for iOS, Android and web, as well as for Apple Watch, Android Wear and Samsung Gear smartwatches. Komoot can be synced with most bike computers and has advanced integrations for Wahoo ELEMNT and ELEMNT Bolt and a number of Garmin devices. The komoot app is free to download and use. The use of offline maps is an additional charge. New users receive one region of their choice for free on sign-up, while additional regions are priced at £3.99 each. Unrestricted offline access to worldwide maps requires a one-time payment of £29.99. More than 10 million tours have been planned and completed by komoot users. The app has won numerous awards in the Google Play Store and iTunes and is consistently ranked no.1 in the German App Store. The Times UK named komoot in their list of the ‘12 best mobile apps you don’t already have’. Komoot also featured in the Independent UK’s list of the ‘20 best travel apps’, as well as the Global Cycling Network’s list of the top 10 cycling apps for 2018.
Whether it’s about finding perspective, overcoming obstacles or gaining confidence,World Challenge builds the life skills young people need to live a life of courage, kindness and adventure. Today we are 30 years young, proudly travelling to over 40 destinations with over 8,000 students every year. We’re not shy in saying we lead the way in safety, quality, ethical community engagement and learning outcomes. We are looking for expedition leaders who are passionate about youth development, with the ability to inspire young people in a fun and safe environment. Our students are empowered to take on leadership roles within the expedition where real life experiences, will build their resilience, confidence and global awareness. Our expedition leaders are role models who help shape our students’ experience, so you are some of our most important people. Role models aren’t defined by qualifications but they are shaped by their experience and attitude. If you’ve got your mountain leader assessment, experience working with young people and you’ve got some adventure travel under your belt, come and speak with Alice, Lou, Meg and Mikaela at the World Challenge Hub.
Meg has worked at World Challenge for the last 3 years and is driving to boost the number of female freelance expedition leaders in the industry and within the company. Passionate about travel and adventure, Meg is always looking for her next challenge. Come and say hi!
Lou was recently part of the RowZambezi team who rowed the length of the Kafue River in Zambia to raise money for WWF and Village Water, and she’s super passionate about getting more females into the expedition industry. Lou spends her spare time climbing and paddling!
Mikaela remains a passionate and empowering educator with the world as her classroom. She’s hiked the length of the Pyrenees, cycled from her home in Derby back to her family home in Poland with her Dad and leads expeditions all over the world.
Inspirational Alice is a total bush-craft ninja and is always up to something amazing! From blood donation drives in Nepal to running bushcraft/survival trips for up to 60 children at a time Alice is the person you want to be with in a crisis.
Who's at WAExpo 2018
Women’s Adventure Expo are proud to welcome our WAExpo 2018 Exhibitors, all keen to speak with you and share opportunities, products and services to support your adventure and travel.
Nomad Travel Clinics are one of the leading providers of travel health services in the UK. For over 25 years Nomad have assisted thousands of people to ensure they leave prepared health-wise for their trip. Our nurses are travel health specialists and all 9 Nomad clinics are stocked with a wide range of travel vaccines and antimalarials. Unbeatable in both price and service book your appointment today. Nomad Travel Stores have an extensive range of specialist expedition equipment, clothing and travel accessories all selected by travel experts. Our staff are highly trained and passionate about both travel and kit preparation. Need assistance choosing your travel backpack, mosquito nets or insect repellents? Nomad offers free kit out consultations to all customers. Browse online or visit your local store. Nomad Pharmacy has been providing customised group and individual solutions for travel medical requirements since 1990. The online pharmacy offers a full range of price competitive antimalarials. Our expedition medical kits are some the most comprehensive on the market and we also offer a bespoke medical kit service for groups and organisations. Nomad will ensure you are suitably prepared whatever your plans.
As with all great adventure tales, the story of Mooncup is one of passion and determination… It all started at a Critical Mass Bike Ride back in 1999 when a cyclist named Eileen shared the all-too-well-kept secret of a reusable menstrual cup with a woman called Su. The secret had landed in the right hands; Su and Eileen found themselves in a lifelong friendship, with a purpose that they’d eventually work together for.Motivated by a deep dissatisfaction with the unnecessary waste of tampons and pads, the environmental advantages of a reusable menstrual cup struck the perfect chord with Su’s entrepreneurial spirit. With earlier menstrual cups posing the problem of latex allergy Su began extensive research into a new material. In 2002 the Mooncup®, the world’s first reusable medical grade silicone menstrual cup, was born. Today, the Mooncup is available in over 50 countries around the world and Mooncup Ltd continues to pioneer as an employee owned business with an ever-growing, dedicated team.
The first choice of those in the know for adventure travel and expeditions at home and abroad, Pure Hydration’s aquapure traveller™ (APT) and InLine Purifier offer great tasting, cost-effective, and environmentally beneficial personal drinking water purification. Using Mechanically Advanced Disinfection (M.A.D.™) technology, these advanced purification systems have been independently tested and proven to exceed international standards for protection against microbiological (bacteria, viruses, cysts) and chemical (heavy metals, pesticides, VOCs) contaminants in water. With no boiling, batteries or chemicals, and no wait time before drinking, our lightweight and compact solutions are simple to use, durable and impact resistant for real world conditions, and provide fail safe assurance for essential hydration in arduous conditions. Take the opportunity to talk to us during the 2018 WAExpo about your requirements for safe drinking water, and pick up an APT at a special discount price for today only.
Our mission is to provide the most innovative garments to the dive community. Fourth Element began in 1999 with a conversation over a post-dive beer in Sharm -El-Sheikh, Egypt. We set out to design high quality clothing with a simple, diving orientated style. Our technical range is based around the principles of performance, innovation and function. Using the latest fabric technology in the unique combinations and designs, the Fourth Element Technical range revolutionises thermal protection to keep you diving for longer. We are aware of the many and complex environmental issues that we face as a business. From compostable packaging to recycled swimwear and supporting various environmental charities, we believe in doing everything we can to preserve our oceans for the future. See our OceanPositive section for more details on our environmental practices.
Glow and See
Our Knitwear is handcrafted in London by skilled women from disadvantaged backgrounds. We empower them, pay them the London Living wage and support them. There are significant environmental benefits of choosing sustainable fibreglass products. The main ingredient in fiberglass is glass. Since glass is made from sand an abundant, natural, non-depleting resource fiberglass is a highly-sustainable solution. The manufacture of fibreglass does not create large smoke clouds or other forms of environmental pollution products and the production process for fibreglass products is extremely benign and even though there is little threat it’s sustainability, research is ongoing for alternative raw materials that are able to provide similar or better qualities.
Our secret Glow lies in the magic of these components. Glassfibre reflects light and as it does, the wearer becomes illuminated, shedding light in the dark. We empower our makers, utilising their established skill set and enabling them to believe and realise their value. We want to create an environment where we contribute to breaking down stigma and stereotypes.
We are making a difference, one woman at a time, stand with us, as you stand out in our reflective wear.
Youth Adventure Trust
The Youth Adventure Trust has been using outdoor adventure to inspire young lives for 25 years. In that time we have achieved some great things, but why do we do it? We believe that all vulnerable young people should have access to personal development opportunities so that they can fulfil their potential in the future. As part of that, we understand that learning in an outdoor environment is a key part of a young person’s development. Furthermore, we have seen how a long-term, early intervention, starting at age 11, successfully equips young people with the hope, confidence, skills and resilience that will last a lifetime. In the past 25 years we have helped over 3,800 vulnerable young people aged 11 – 14 by providing more than 27,000 activity days (including outdoor activities, music, arts, woodland and animation workshops). The Youth Adventure Trust is a registered youth development charity working with vulnerable young people aged 11 to 14 years old from across Wiltshire and Swindon. The Trust was established in 1992 by David Hempleman-Adams and Major Richard Mitchell, both well known for their record breaking Arctic, Antarctic and mountain climbing expeditions. They agreed that early experiences in challenging themselves through the outdoors had shown them that they could achieve more than they thought. This idea led to the realisation that many young people, for a variety of reasons, often do not have the opportunity to start the ‘believe – achieve’ process and make the most of their lives.
PHASE Worldwide believes everyone, everywhere, even in the most remote places in the world, should have access to primary healthcare, basic education, and livelihood opportunities. PHASE Worldwide recognises that as a charity working in Nepal passion and commitment are required to achieve challenging goals, and we aim to nurture this in all our supporters, staff and partners. Empowerment, We feel empowerment is the key aspect underpinning all of our work and we seek to ensure that the UK operations and organisations we work with operate with empowerment at the forefront. We aim to empower people to access services so they themselves, can create sustainable change. Needs based, PHASE works in some of the world’s most remote areas, where people have the highest needs for healthcare and education, and very little other external support. We conduct detailed pre-project needs assessment and on-going monitoring. Strong local implementing partners. We value the importance of working in local partnerships and are always developing links with other organisations to improve the quality and effectiveness of our work and that of our partners. It is important that our implementing partners are trusted country nationals with a vision for their country that is coherent with the vision of PHASE.
We believe that cycling has a central role to play in improving individual lives, local communities and the environment. The bicycle is a perfect form of transport. It has minimal impact on the local environment, which means it doesn’t contribute to congestion, pollution or the general degradation to our urban environments.t allows people to travel, easily, conveniently around their locality to access jobs, education, local services, to visit friends, engage in community life and feel connected to their surroundings. It is an affordable from of independent travel that is accessible to most able bodied people, and some disabled people; it offers a non-weight bearing form of exercise, allowing people of all ages to keep physically active; and it helps people maintain good mental health. Life Cycle’s work is underpinned by our belief that cycling is an inherently simple, safe and easy activity. However, this view isn’t shared by everyone and many people believe that cycling is dangerous. Our role is to demonstrate that cycling is not dangerous and that with the right skills, people can cycle safely and confidently. We help change attitudes and behaviour towards cycling by giving people the skills and confidence they need to cycle safely. We also offer practical, targeted support to individuals with disabilities, mental health illness, offenders, isolated older people and disadvantaged young people through a range of “Inclusive Cycling Projects”.
All Aboard Water Sports
All-Aboard Watersports’ charitable aim is to break down barriers. We strive to make it possible for everyone in our community to participate in a range of watersports and water related activities in the beautiful and historic Bristol City Docks. This includes people with physical, emotional or cognitive disabilities or infirmities of all ages who would otherwise, for whatever reason, feel that there were barriers to their participation. We work with individuals, groups, schools, charities and healthcare providers.
Our premises and are fully accessible and we have a specialist fleet of adapted vessels and associated equipment to enable everyone, regardless of physical ability, access to the water.
Extreme Sports Expo
This action packed weekend will shock, awe and inspire; With incredible Activity Zones which will be ran by our Feature Exhibitors including:
Women’s Adventure Expo
KBTS 160ft Bungee Jump Crane
Go Below Zip Line
Mountain Bike & BMX Zone
Expedition & Survival Zone
Extreme Sports Training Zone
Throwdown Competition – Every Second Counts
Extreme Energy Zone
Climbing Zone – working with Mountain Training
Arbonne transforms lives through pure, botanically based ingredients in scientifically tested products; a pure, healthy lifestyle; and the pure joy of helping others.
For over 35 years, this has been the hallmark of our product integrity. From the beginning, Arbonne has developed products by combining the best of nature with leading science. Our mission is to always improve and evaluate our ingredient policy as an ever-evolving standard of excellence. This means we continuously challenge ourselves to do better and better. Nutrition, Skincare and Beauty.
91 Ways to Build a Global City is a small, but dynamic, social enterprise named after the 91 languages spoken in Bristol. Their events use the uniting power of food, to bridge the gaps between Bristol’s 91 language communities with an aim to build a more united and sustainable city. So far they have brought together more than 7,000 people from 51 language communities at more than 100 events across the city. “Sharing food is like sharing a friendship – when you share food together, you share your culture, your heritage and your heart. This simple act can help to break down barriers between people, bringing greater understanding and fostering the common ground between communities.” Kalpna Woolf – founder
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For ticket options please click on the links below. WAExpo 2018 early bird tickets are available until the end of August or until sold out! Standard tickets are also limited and will only be available until sold out! So please don’t delay, book now.
WAExpo - Standard Ticket £40.00
Adventure and Wellbeing - Standard Ticket £22, Group Ticket £18.50 pp