I have always tried to be an ambassador for the outdoors as it has been a sanctuary for me during difficult times. However it can sometimes be an aggressive place, on and offline, where some people can become unpleasant and vindictive. If you find yourself on the receiving end of this kind of trolling or harassment, please don’t suffer in silence, but seek advice and report it.
It is important to remember that the majority of responsible people and organisations involved in the outdoors don’t want it to be diminished by the trolls or the bullies, and should have procedures in place to tackle the issue.
Blow the whistle to send a message that we know who the trolls and bullies are.