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  • By Di Westaway | Chief Adventure Chick and Founder of Wild Women On Top

    Once you’ve been forced, by circumstance, to wee in front of other people, there is no turning back. In fact, weeing on the side of a trail can actually be quite liberating. 

    But public squatting isn’t the only wee-related lesson you need to learn if you want to be a hard-core Wild Woman. When you spend time in extreme weather wilderness locations, where it’s too cold, windy or dangerous to leave your tent, you must develop other essential skills to avoid both a frost-bitten arse and pee in your pants! 

  • Freycinet

    By the Wild Women On Top Team

    So often we are drawn to the mystery of mountains miles away and trails that journey through the untouched wilderness of countries we have never visited. But here in our very own Australian backyard lie natural jewels that await our exploration...

  • Be my Valentine

    By Di Westaway | Chief Adventure Chick (CEO) and Founder of Wild Women On Top 

    Dear Valentine, I hope you won’t think me rude, but given the incompetence of my past lovers, I’ve decided to give you some tips so you don’t stuff up your Valentine’s Day.

  • By Di Westaway | Chief Adventure Chick and Founder of Wild Women On Top

    If you’ve had an indulgent January, join the club. It's super hard not to indulge when there’s so much to celebrate and so many mouth-watering treats within arms reach. If you’ve done too much lounging and not enough bounding, don’t worry. It doesn't mean you're bad, or lazy, or undisciplined. It just means you’re human. But it's not too late to turn things around. 

  • Work Mums Walking!

    By Di Westaway | Chief Adventure Chick and Founder of Wild Women On Top 

    Phew. You’ve survived six weeks of fighting the kids off screens, off Maccas and off the couch.  

    So now it’s time to tackle that perennial New Year’s Resolution that fails: your fitness. It’s time to think about how the hell you’re going to make your health a priority this year.

  • By Di Westaway | Chief Adventure Chick and Founder of Wild Women On Top 

    A summer long weekend can be a gorgeous, relaxing, invigorating adventure with family or a backyard barbie with a beer and buddies. However, it can also be a mission in child-wrangling and heat management, the long days feeling longer with other people’s obnoxious kids and boob sweat. Here are my top tips to get your kids outdoors this Australia Day so your long weekend is more play than cray. Enjoy!

  • By the Wild Women On Top Team

    There’s nothing like a good adventure story to inspire you to get out in nature and explore. Whether you’ve got an adventure already on the cards or you need some motivation to take the leap and make it happen, reading an adventurous book can excite and thrill you to action. These are some of our favourites.

  • By the Wild Women On Top Team

    New Year’s Eve is often a night to remember, for all the wrong reasons. The swarms of people packed in like locusts on the lawns of the harbour, waiting for a firework display that often lets you down. The inability to find a taxi, the crowded public transport services. Tired children, and even tireder parents. The hangover.

    But what if it didn’t need to be that way?

  • By Di Westaway | Chief Adventure Chick and Founder of Wild Women On Top 

    I’ve just realised my New Year’s resolutions always fail. Nearly every single year since I was allowed out in the dark, I’ve raised my glass of bubbles (or tea, or tequila) at midnight on 31 December and wished for a fitter, slimmer, more fun version of myself. 

    Alas, I’m not a genie, and my wishes did not come true. 

    That’s not to say I haven’t, at various thrilling stages of my life, felt fitter, slimmer and more fun. But it wasn’t the promise of a new year that motivated me. Here's what did. 

  • By Di Westaway | CEO and Founder of Wild Women On Top

    Getting out of your comfort zone is good, because every time you do it you expand the zone a little further. This is crucial if you want to lead an adventurous life you love. However, sometimes getting out of your comfort zone turns to shit. Literally. 

  • Coastrek Beach

    By Di Westaway | CEO and Founder of Wild Women On Top

    To each and every one of the 25,000 Coastrekkers who have taken the challenge over the past 10 years, I’d like to thank you from the bottom of my heart. Together we’ve made real and lasting difference, not just to the health and happiness of tens of thousands of Aussie women, but also to the lives of the hundreds of thousands of people who have had their sight restored as a direct result of our fundraising efforts.

  • By Di Westaway | Chief Adventure Chick (CEO) of Wild Women On Top

    If you're tired of 'falling off the wagon' when it comes to your health, you’re not alone. It’s can be hard to commit to an exercise routine and healthy diet, especially when you see it as a chore. But it doesn't have to be. 

  • By Alex Willis 

    Now that we're into summer and the weather is awesome, get off the couch and make the most of your weekends with these spectacular micro-adventures. Take your family and friends, or just go by yourself and enjoy the tranquillity of nature. Visitors to Sydney will love these iconic, off-the-beaten-path trails. 

  • By the Wild Women On Top Team | Experts in hiking adventures for women
    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. Please help us to congratulate these awesome women and join us at the Christmas Party, where we will announce the winner! 

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    Recipe developed by Di Westaway and Wild Women On Top

    This warming dish is so delicious you'd never know it was cooked over a gas burner in the bush. 

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    By the Wild Women On Top Team

    Here are Wild Women On Top's favourite funny reasons to take a hike this weekend. If mentions of bodily functions (wee, poo, sweat etc.) or the thought of having no phone reception stress you out, this post is not for you. 

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    By the Wild Women On Top Team

    You’ll love these delicious bliss balls, which are packed full of love and nutrition to keep you healthy and happy. They are a perfect, portable snack for wilderness hikes, long-haul adventures, school lunches or Coastrek event day. 

  • By Di Westaway | Chief Adventure Chick (CEO) of Wild Women On Top

    When friends heard I was doing two long-haul economy trips in quick succession, they couldn’t believe it. Many thought I was naive at best, masochistic at worst. But, of course, I created a positive spin on it. I figured I could overcome the discomfort of no sleep, no space, no way to get horizontal, no fresh air, no real food and no way to move my body by integrating daily health rituals into the 25 hours of sitting on planes and 25 hours in transit. And you can, too. 

  • By Di Westaway | Chief Adventure Chick (CEO) of Wild Women On Top

    If I was to tell you about a drug that improves mood, productivity, physical and mental health, memory, sleep and sex drive, reduces stress, anxiety, lethargy and age-related cognitive decline and can be used to treat anxiety and depression with no negative side effects, would you take it?

  • Happy Feet

    By Di Westaway | Chief Adventure Chick (CEO) and Founder of Wild Women On Top

    This is probably one of the most important posts you’ll read on this blog. I know, it’s not funny or personal, but it’s practical. So practical. 

    Because blisters are one of the most common and most terrible things that can happen to you on the trail. No, they’re not life threatening, but they can be extremely painful and prevent you from walking. In fact, they can ruin your entire trip. The good news is, they’re easily prevented.  

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