Jo Vartanian

What’s your role in the WWOT team? 

Coach in the Sutherland/Illawarra region of Sydney and Wild Walks Leader. I also think my role is to set an example to other women so that they are inspired to take on challenges and adventures with the goal to be leading healthy, meaningful and fulfilling lives.

What is your favourite thing about the WWOT community?

The women I train are number one. They come in all shapes and sizes, ages, fitness levels and backgrounds but with a common mindset that they want adventure and to do it with other like-minded, supportive women. Our women stay with us and the bonds that are formed are beyond what we to at training and on treks. The friendships built are long lasting and real.

What’s at the top of your bucket list?

Staying fit and healthy enough to continue adventuring in the world's most beautiful places, wherever that may be.

Where will we find you on a Sunday morning?

One of 3 places; hiking or jogging on a bush or beach trail, playing soccer in the local Women's League or gardening in my bush garden and vegie patch.

What’s the wildest adventure you’ve ever been on?

Huayhuash Circuit in Peru - it's the unpredictable wildness of this adventure that sets it apart - a roller coaster of physical and emotional challenges set in the most stunning and remote high mountains of Peru.

What motto or mantra do you live by?

The same voice that says "Give Up" can also be trained to say "Keep Going".

Previous posts

Inca Rivers
What happens on a Wild Women On Top Trip... goes on the BLOG! Hear about the amazing adventures of the Machu Picchu girls on their Inca Rivers Adventure!!!
I am always amazed at how different it feels out in the bush in wild weather compared to how you think it will feel when you are rugged up at home on the couch...
In the end, it's not going to matter how many breaths you took, but how many moments took your breath away