As part of our ongoing series of interviews documenting influential people instrumental in the outdoors we recently had the chance to sit down with Helen Mort, British poet and avid outdoor activist.
Helen's poetry has been heavily decorated by the literary elite. She has won the Foyle Young Poets Award five times, the Manchester Young Writer Prize and in 2014 she was named as a ‘Next Generation Poet’ a prestigious accolade announced once every ten years!
As an avid climber and runner, Helen’s work deals with the hopes and fears that outdoor enthusiasts deal with on a regular basis. Her latest collection ‘No Map Could Show Them’ is an especially pertinent collection, as it reflects on brave women throughout history who have paved the way for modern day explorers.
We caught up with Helen at Kendal Mountain Festival, where she was premiering a new conceptual film, a visualisation of her poem, ‘Dear Alison’.