Turning her back on a promising accountancy career in the City, Emily Scott committed herself to a significant lifestyle change in an effort to pursue a life that she loved, rather than one that locked her in a vicious cycle of the rat race.
Shortly after ditching the financial stability of a successful career, Emily soon found herself living a rather nomadic life, following winters to the Alps and Japan while working as a ski instructor. This, in turn, left her with an open diary during the summer months – the perfect chance to combine her love for endurance sports and the outdoors. Soon after the winter of 2018 began to wind down, Project 282 was born.
Over a period of 120 days, Emily took on a challenge to climb all 282 of Scotland’s Munros totally unsupported, all via her own power. Totalling a distance of 2,605km, with 36,311m of ascent on bike, and a further 2,249km, with 162,296m of ascent on foot, she drew a continuous journey around the Scottish Highlands linking up all the Munros under her own steam.