Spirit of Adventure
ON 25 JULY 2017, Lisa became the first woman to sail solo and unassisted around Antarctica. She embarked on her epic 184-day ocean odyssey as the 2017 recipient of the $10,000 Australian Geographic Society Nancy Bird Walton Sponsorship, which supports groundbreaking projects led by women. The gutsy 32-year-old survived huge waves, icy conditions and a broken mast in her quest to circumnavigate the globe below 45 degrees south. She spent two months in South Africa repairing her 15m yacht, Climate
Action Now, before successfully completing her attempt.