Natalie Watson

What’s your role in the WWOT team? 

I manage all of the Coastrek Event Logistics –– this means route and site planning, working with stakeholders, booking infrastructure and contractors, volunteer management, risk management, and lots of little bits in between to make the Coastrek journey seem seamless.

What is your favourite thing about the WWOT community?

The fact that there are so many like-minded women who share my passion for the outdoors and motivate me to do more adventure! 

What’s at the top of your bucket list?

Trekking Iceland and exploring the culture of Japan.

Where will we find you on a Sunday morning?

With friends, having brunch and a walk around Manly or finding somewhere new to hike.

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

Travelling through Central America including climbing Pacaya volcano in Antigua Guatemala and being 1m from running lava; and whitewater rafting/canyoning in Costa Rica.

Another would be leaving London on my own to spend five months working in Italy on a ski field, having never seen snow in my life and hating the cold – but I loved it and now can’t get enough of skiing!

What motto or mantra do you live by?

A positive attitude and an ability to ‘not sweat the small stuff‘ = happiness (and stress free events)!