Getting lost when you're out on the trail is a lot easier than you think. When you lose your way in the wilderness, it's easy to descend into panic. Your mind goes fuzzy, your heart starts pounding, you start rushing, then running. Di Westaway tells us what not to do if you get lost on a hike.
For adventure veteran, trekking expert and coach Jacqueline Conway, it would almost be impossible to answer the question: 'What's the best hike you've ever done'. Her choice is one you might not expect. The "magic" adventure isn't too far from home, has only recently been discovered and is one trek, Jacq believes, should be on your bucket list.
Sometimes I’m happy to suffer through a bit of not-so-glam to experience something epic, like the remote wilderness of Iceland or Everest Base Camp. But if I can enjoy an incredible, mind-blowing adventure, have a physical challenge AND wash my hair when it’s over… well, sign me up.
Wild Woman Fiona Chapman isn't one to shy away from a challenge. This veteran Trek Training member and long-time explorer is putting her foot on the gas. This year, she's taking on a different kind of adventure, one that absolutely gets our tick of approval. Fiona tells us how becoming a Wild Woman has pushed her beyond what she thought she was capable of.
Most of us have grown up thinking that losing strength and gaining weight are just part of growing old. We think that with each birthday after forty, we’ll get a bit saggier, a bit softer and a bit flabbier. But is weight gain really a fact of ageing?
Wild Woman Margaret Sheridan was nudging 70 when she thought she might be getting too old for adventure hiking. But a challenge from her youngest son stopped those doubts in their tracks. Now 79, Margaret has completed three Coastreks and is proof that age is just a number. Here's what she's got planned next.
The stereotype about dangerous Aussie wildlife exists for a reason – we’ve got lots of creepy crawlies - and some of them are lethal. My expat friends are often shocked by the nonchalant attitude Australians take to our terrifying animals – spiders, snakes, sharks, jellyfish, crocodiles, stonefish, stingrays, octopi. You name it, we’ve got one sneakier or more dangerous…
When Nitu Gupta first joined Wild Women in 2016, she felt a little lost in life. In just three years, she's found her tribe and has achieved her ultimate goal of hiking in Iceland. With her years of hiking experience, Nitu has certainly learned what to do. But she's also discovered what not to do...
Coastrek veteran, master hiker, and legendary Wild Woman Ann Jenkins isn't one to shy away from a test. But there's one adventure that challenged every bone and muscle in her body. She shares how she came out on top.
Our beloved Trek Training coach Maryanne Spiers ticks all the boxes for being a kick-arse Wild Woman. She has a burning passion for challenge and the great outdoors. She's a mother of two boys, who have now crossed the border into adulthood. She gives back to the community regularly, volunteering as a surf lifesaver at her local Bilgola Beach. Maryanne shares what adventures are sitting at the top of her bucket list and reveals her top hiking tip, which is one we ALL need to remember.
Mostly, I feel like I’m totally the boss of my body. It does everything I ask it to, gives me energy, clarity, pleasure and calm, doesn’t hurt or feel sluggish, stagnant or stale. Sometimes, though, it’s the opposite. Here's how I get back on track.
Planning a New Year’s micro-adventure in nature isn’t as hard as you might think. With a few simple steps you can ignite your adventurous spirit to celebrate the old year and kick off the new year feeling fresh and fab -- and ready for even more adventures. Here's some of my favourite ways to see the new year in.
You are going to love this recipe. It's one of those recipes you'll be cooking on repeat, particularly for those dinners where you want to be gourmet, but you don't have a whole lotta time. It's also an excellent mid-week staple, because it's so quick and easy to make. Enjoy!
There are many reasons why hiking is not like other exercise. It's fun, for starters. It's outdoors. It's social. It's free. It's accessible. But it's also a great way to multitask. There's heaps of things you can do while you're hiking - some of them fun, some of them productive, some just part of the adventure.
Every year we love to celebrate the amazing women who have inspired us most with our Most Inspiring Award. The nominees for this award have been selected by their coaches and teammates for their remarkable achievements throughout the year, demonstrating compassion, strength, kindness, preparation, achievement, resilience, improvement, mental toughness and more.
Recently, as I stood at the finish line of Adelaide Coastrek, our first event in partnership with mental health charity Beyond Blue, I realised our business had found its true heart. We weren't only walking for fitness, were walking away from fear, anxiety, hopelessness, depression, desperation and overwhelm, and towards hope, resilience and recovery.