As described by the other twin
Lou is full of surprises, she has become a proficient rock climber despite a fear of heights, she looks like a vegetarian but isn't (she has actually become a vegetarian now!) and she wants to navigate half way around the world despite constantly pointing to the left and saying 'turn right here'.
She is not afraid to go out of her comfort zone, literally! Whether it is leading a volunteer scheme in a rural Indian village, working at an animal sanctuary in Ecuador or moving to South Sudan for 18 months to work on the humanitarian response and has a lot of knowledge about what's going on in the world and, very importantly, about getting visas! All of this will be really helpful for me!
We have done a couple of challenges together (cycling around the Isle of Man, Tough Mudder, microadventure, Cheshire Hike) and I know she is as mad as me when it comes to saying yes to these kind of adventures.
If we are sticking to stereotypical twin descriptions then Charlie is the enthusiastic one - she is the one who convinced eight people that doing Tough Mudder would be fun, she roped in 50 people to dance to Michael Jackson in the middle of Brighton Pier whilst avoiding a pesky pier manager, and climbed Mount Kilimanjaro to raise money for Childreach International (which I've heard is actually a walk in the park but whatever :p).
Her enthusiasm has been put to good use in her job at The Christie charity organising sporting events, every year she supports thousands of people in the North West taking part in all sorts of charity events - throwing themselves out of planes, walking 10k in neon clothes and cycling to Blackpool (occasionally having to catch a few when they cant unclip from their pedals at the finish line!).
Charlie is one of those people that actually enjoys running through mud... (shudder), she has an obsession with tea to match my own and always gets my Monty Python references. But most of all she is the one person in the world who shares my dream of adventure.