Zahrah Mahmood is a Scottish Pakistani Muslim woman who was born and brought up in Glasgow. She works as a Chartered Accountant Monday-Friday, but in the evenings and on weekends she heads to the mountains to embrace her passion for hillwalking. She documents these adventures on her Instagram page where she is known as “The Hillwalking Hijabi” where she hopes that by sharing her experiences outdoors, she can encourage and motivate anyone and everyone, but especially women like her, to get outside and enjoy the outdoors too. Alongside the beautiful mountain images that she posts, Zahrah is also know for speaking out about injustice where she sees it, particularly when it comes to her own and others experiences around race and religion. It is her honesty and transparency around these subjects, as well as around the psychological challenges and benefits of being in the outdoors that have inspired so many others too. In this conversation, we talk about what motivated Zahrah to take up hillwalking, some of the challenges she has faced and the benefits she personally has experienced from her adventures outdoors as well. You can find out more about Zahrah on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/the_hillwalking_hijabi/?hl=enAnd for more information about the relationship between awe and the outdoors visit: https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyg.2019.00509/fullhttps://www.audible.co.uk/pd/The-3-Day-Effect-Audiobook/B07HNBRR1BTo contact Nicki about The Everyday Adventure Podcast, coaching or "Resilience & Adventure" Workshops: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org://www.resiliencework.co.ukInstagram: @resilienceatworkFacebook: The Everyday Adventure Club
In Episode 6 Hana is joined by Glaswegian hillwalking instagram influencer, Zahrah Mahmood. Together they chat about how to get into amateur hillwalking, the kit you need without breaking the bank and how best to plan your long walks up a munro - whatever the weather. Please leave us a 5 star rating and a review if you like what you hear and... Follow us on all the socials @gojauntly Follow Hana Sutch over at @sutchfun on Twitter Email us with suggestions: email@example.com To find the links from the episode please go to www.gojauntly.com/naturebantz Credits: Hana Sutch (Host), Zahrah Mahmood (Guest), Shane Henderson (Producer/Co-Host), Sam Care (Editor), Leslie Quarcoopome (Music), Sarah Hodges (Design) and everyone at Go Jauntly and the team at Liz Earle Beauty Co for their support.
Zahrah Mahmood - aka 'The Hillwalking Hijabi’ sharing more about her passion for hill walking and climbing Ben Nevis, Scotland.
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Zahrah is a Muslim woman of South Asian heritage, who lives in Scotland. Zahrah got into hiking three years ago when a friend took her out for a walk to reduce the stress of her chartered accountant exams. Zahrah shares her walks on instagram where she is know as @the_hillwalking_hijabi. Zahrah is passionate about getting people outdoors, she share her walks and hopes others will be inspired to give it a go. Zahrah especially wants to help encourage other Muslim women to spend time outdoors, so that they too can experience the physical and mental benefits which she enjoys. During this episode Zahrah shares more about how she got into walking, what it was like taking on Ben Nevis and what keeps her motivated when things get tough, she also shares more about the benefits that she has enjoyed from spending time outside. You can listen to Zahrah on the Tough Girl Podcast, new episodes are every Tuesday at 7am UK time! Show notes Getting into hill walking What it was like going into the hills for the first time Not getting hooked straight away The relief of making it to the top Chatting about gear Gaining confidence in the hills Getting support from the online community Dealing with stereotypes in the hills Sharing her stories on Instagram Keeping motivated when things get tough Snacks How hillwalking has helped with self confidence and stress Going through a divorce Climbing Ben Nevis Maintaining fitness Quick Fire Questions Final words of advice Social Media Instagram @the_hillwalking_hijabi Blog - https://thehillwalkinghijabi.wordpress.com
Zahrah Mahmood is a hiker who lives in Glasgow. Zahrah is hugely motivated in encouraging other Muslim women to get into the outdoors and experience the physical and mental benefits that she’s felt from it. The post Zahrah Mahmood, aka ‘The Hillwalking Hijabi’ appeared first on The Outdoors Fix.