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Michelle Blaydon

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Overview

Female Alpine Adventurer
After a long international career as a swimmer and professional triathlete Michelle moved into the world of adventure racing in 2000 and has been competing at an international level ever since. After taking part in the World Championships in 2000 in the beautiful province of Lijang, China, Michelle became hooked on adventure travel. This saw the start of her life journey into the world of multisport racing and mountain based adventure that has taken her to some of the most remote parts of Asia.

After racing for many years with men, Michelle went on to set up an all women race team to race against, and challenge, the mixed team format often found in adventure racing. Michelle’s all female team went on to win the Asian adventure race series for 4 years running. Michelle is now well known for her passion in encouraging and inspiring women into the world of adventure based sport.

In recent years Michelle has spent more time focusing on her other passion of ski mountaineering and ski adventure as she looks to challenge herself and further explore the mountains she loves. Balancing a hectic career in marketing, Michelle spends much of her spare time in the Alps where she can be found skiing, touring and climbing some of the beautiful steep peaks of the Chamonix valley in France.

In April 2014 Michelle took on one of the most amazing adventure of her life to date, teaming up with her boyfriend Ross Hewitt and 2 friends they headed to the freezing Baffin Island in Canada for one month, skiing new lines and steep couloirs at temperatures reaching -35 degrees.
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Achievements

  • Competed on the triathlon elite World Cup and ITU circuit 1995 -2000. (2nd Place in ITU Korea1998)
  • Raced for Hong Kong national team, 1994-2001
  • 1998 World Triathlon Championship in Lausanne Switzerland
  • Placed 4th Elite in the British Long Course Championships, 1993
  • Out Door Quest World Championships, 2000 Lijang China
  • Action Asia Challenge series winner 4 years running 1999 -2003. (Hong Kong, Taiwan, China, Vietnam, and Malaysia).
  • Xterra championships UK 1998
  • Landrover G4 challenge National Finalist. UK 2009
  • UK Trail-plus adventure race series – female team series winners 2008-2011

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Follow Michelle around the world and experience her truly awe inspiring adventures in some of the worlds most inhospitable environments whilst testing our products.