- 2013 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year
- 2012 Women of the Year Award
- 2011 International Association of Ultrarunners (IAU) Athlete of the Year
- 2011 Female Athlete of the Year, The North Face
- 2008 Fell Runners’ Association (UK) Long Distance Award
- 2006 Road Runners Club (UK) John Jewell Award for outstanding performance by British Distance Runner
- Ascent of Ama Dablam (6856), Nepal, 2007.
- First ski mountaineering traverse of Ak-Shirak range, Kyrgyzstan, with seven first ascents, 2006.
- Ski mountaineering traverse of Kackar range in North East Turkey, 2005.
- First ski ascent of Kalanag (6387m), Garwhal, Indian Himalaya, 2003.
- PhD in Polar Oceanography, 2005.