Emily Ben

I thru hiked the PCT in 2017. I'm a hiker, boulderer and aspiring filmmaker currently working in digital. I live in London, UK so my journey to the trailhead was a long one and planning for my hike was been a complicated affair at times. I'll be writing about my experiences as an international hiker and as a solo female hiker.

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Pacific Crest Trail Post-Trail Gear List Review

Pacific Crest Trail Post-Trail Gear List Review

I finished my Pacific Crest Trail thru hike almost six weeks ago, whilst I once held lofty aspirations of blogging whilst I hiked (and told everyone

Nov 6, 2017 : Emily Ben
A Day of Trail Magic In The Mojave

A Day of Trail Magic In The Mojave

I've been on the trail for almost six weeks now, the desert is almost at an end and Kennedy Meadows is just over the horizon. I'm resting up for a

May 25, 2017 : Emily Ben
We Live Here: Week Two on the PCT 

We Live Here: Week Two on the PCT 

I'm writing this from my tent somewhere beyond Big Bear. The sun is setting outside and I can see snowy peaks in the distance beyond the pines. At

May 3, 2017 : Emily Ben
The Trail Gives And The Trail Takes Away

The Trail Gives And The Trail Takes Away

Week 1: Campo to Warner Springs The first week is at an end, I hit 110 miles last night and crashed at Warner Springs, exhausted and depleted from

Apr 22, 2017 : Emily Ben
Are we nearly there yet?

Are we nearly there yet?

In ten days (from time of writing) I start my thru hike at the Mexican border - somehow this still feels like an impossibly long time. I flew out

Apr 8, 2017 : Emily Ben
10 Books on Hiking and Nature Written by Women

10 Books on Hiking and Nature Written by Women

In researching this list I spent some time searching the web for content relating to women and the outdoors and what I got was a ton of results

Mar 29, 2017 : Emily Ben