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Megan Hine and her husky, Tug. Photo: findra.co.uk

Academics hunt for the wilderwomen

Adventurer Bear Grylls, of Man vs. Wild fame, was first praised, then scorned for his ‘tough guy’ persona. All the while, most people hadn’t heard of Megan Hine. The fair-skinned, doe-eyed fellow Brit was once described by Grylls as “stronger than 99 per cent of men I know”. She guides outdoor expeditions in bushcraft, climbing and mountaineering and consulted to Grylls on outdoor safety for several of his survival shows.

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