CROSSING THE WORLD’S FOUR MAJOR ICECAPS – GOAL ACHIEVED!
It’s taken 10 years and many hours of preparation, training and skiing. Linda Beilharz has spent 166 nights camping on ice, felt the full glory of all types of weather, experienced minus 38 and minus 56 C with wind chill, wind storms, sun dogs, snow and rain and seen endless horizons , a huge white world. This makes her the first Australian woman, and one of only 11 women worldwide, to have done an ‘all the way’ expedition to North and South Poles. What an amazing achievement and what amazing parts of the world to see.
There are many great stories from the icecaps. Interested? Read more
THE SKY IS NOT THE LIMIT, IT IS HOME
As a general aviation and recreational pilot Linda enjoys flying with the Bendigo Flying Club and the Australian Women’s Pilots’ Association (AWPA) and loves spending time sharing her enjoyment of flying with others.
FLY IT FORWARD
To get more women into aviation there is an international movement to ‘fly it forward’ by providing women with flying experiences and providing encouragement through friendship and support. AWPA provides scholarships and regular get togethers where friendships are formed.
Sharing the Journeys
PUBLIC SPEAKING AND OTHER PRESENTATIONS
Linda Beilharz has been invited to speak to over 500 groups, ranging from schools to community groups to conference keynotes about the expeditions. She tells the story, reflecting on the challenges faced by the team and the strategies used to overcome them. She reflects on the role of women in a non-typical pursuit, goal setting, resilience, teamwork and sustainability.
ADVICE AND SUPPORT TO OTHER EXPEDITIONS
Information about all aspects of the expeditions is shared readily with other adventurers, reflecting the generosity of people who shared their information with us. Consultations, provision of contacts, details and ideas – get in touch.