Introducing Jenny Tough

Jenny Tough is an adventure traveller and endurance challenger, she specialises in fast and light expeditions and has vast experiences on all continents in running, trekking, cycling, skiing, paddling, and sailing.

Currently living in Edinburgh she can be mostly found bikepacking around Scotland and abroad, or fastpacking (running very long distances with a heavy backpack) across mountains. She was the first person to run solo and unsupported across The Tien Shan mountains in Kyrgyzstan, and the Atlas Mountains in northern Africa, on her ‘Run the world mountains’ mission to run across a mountain range on every continent.

In 2021, Jenny finally completed her epic 5-year mountain challenge after 6 runs across some of the most remote landscapes on the planet. Read our dedicated blog to hear how she got on and the lessons she learnt along the way, or scroll to discover more about her amazing achievements to date…

Recent Highlights

2021
Ran the Transylvanian Alps (Europe) 6/6 Mountain range completing her 5-year Run the World Mountains expedition.

2020
Ran the Canadian Rockies (North America) 5/6 Mountain range as part of Run the World Mountains.

2019
1st female finisher - Silk Road Mountain Race No1
Ran the Southern Alps, New Zealand (Oceania) 4/7 Mountain range on her journey the complete a mountain range on every (populated) continent

2018
Ran the Bolivian Andes (South America) 3/7 Mountain range on her journey the complete a mountain range on every (populated) continent

2017
Bike-packing trip through the Balkans, Three weeks, 2000km, +35,000m Atlas of Morocco (Africa) 2/7 Mountain range on her journey the complete a mountain range on every (populated) continent

2016
Ran across Tien Shan of Kyrgyzstan (Asia) 1/7 Mountain range on her journey the complete a mountain range on every (populated) continent

2015
Solo Journey Around the Baltic Sea by Bike. A complete 3800km circumnavigation of the Baltic Sea, solo and unsupported, in just 35 days

"Type 2 fun is an experience that’s anything but enjoyable whilst you’re actively doing it. It’s the type of activity you curse while you endure it, probably saying you’ll never do it again, yet weirdly can’t wait to repeat it the moment you’ve finished" - Jenny

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