Sophia Hatzis

Digital content producer at Wild Women On Top

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Whether she's going on a local hike, or packing for a longer adventure, Di Westaway never leaves the house without this hiking gear.
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Along with her usual hiking staples of salty snacks and a first-aid kit, there's one piece of kit Coach Jacq swears by for longer adventures. This item is well worth the extra weight in your pack.
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It's finally spring! So now's the perfect time to get off the couch and ditch Netflix for the outdoors. These are the adventures you should put on your must-do list.
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Ever felt overwhelmed and confused about what to bring in your pack on a hike? We feel you. Melbourne Trek Training coach Sarah Biggs shares the five pieces of kit she won't leave the house without.
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If you’re trying something new, you’re probably not going to be good at it straight away. If you’ve only just started hiking, it’s going to take time, practice and commitment to do something like climb Mount Kilimanjaro. Being a newbie can be scary. But growth doesn’t happen in your comfort zone. The magic happens when you fail and try again.
One of our Wild Women, Angela, set herself a challenge. To get up when it was still dark to watch the sunrise every morning. Even when it was freezing. Even when she just wanted to turn off her alarm and stay in bed.  Here's how it changed her life. 
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This creamy pumpkin soup is packed full of veggies and is absolutely bursting with flavour. It's the perfect soup to warm you up in winter.
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We know how amazing we feel post workout. But getting out of bed early, before the sun is up, isn't easy. Especially in winter. When it's cold, and dark, and rainy outside. Here are 10 great tips that make getting out the door and onto the trail a happy ritual, not a dreaded task.
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If you're looking for a dish that adds extra veggies to your diet, isn't fussy, and is still lush and flavourful, this is a perfect dish for you.
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Long-term Wild Woman Susie Ashton-Davies shares the hiking advice she swears by.
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Cathy Murray has just come back from trekking with Wild Women in the Mustang district of Nepal. It was a challenging adventure, with many women experiencing the physical, mental, and emotional hardships that comes with hiking at altitude. She reminds us why looking back is just as important as looking ahead.
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Trek Training Coach Wanda Nicholson is obsessed with these two pieces of hiking kit.
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Are you feeling a bit flat about the colder weather and the darker mornings? We want to revive your wonder for winter and remind you of eight things that make this season the best time of year for a Wild Woman!
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Melbourne Trek Training coach Sarah Biggs has been hiking for as long as she can remember. Her mother introduced her to walking in nature when Sarah was just three-years-old, and she's loved it ever since. This Wild Woman has some serious trekking experience and she's sharing a key tip which could banish your blisters for good!
Daintree Rainforest
Instead of being a mature adult, in charge of my emotions, I burst into tears. "I can't. I can't," I said. There I was, hunched and crying at the top of a mountain. Why? Because I made this one crucial hiking mistake.
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Wild Woman Di Munns is rarely found at the front of the pack. You'll often discover her at the back of the group, where she's working to hard to get the perfect photo of the horizon. A Wild Woman for almost four years, Di reveals why morning trek training is so special to her and shares a piece of hiking advice we all need to bare in mind.
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Wild Woman Lee-Anne Carson was just eight-years-old when she nearly drowned. The traumatic experience made her absolutely terrified of the water. Even getting near the ocean would send her into a panic. Here's how she overcame her ultimate fear.
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A breast cancer survivor, a mother of four, a grandmother of three, a keen walker, and a mighty explorer, Julie Towner shares with us her favourite hikes and explains why being a Wild Woman has transformed her life.
Deanna Adams
Deanna Adams has experienced mental health issues for some time. But when her mum was diagnosed with leukemia late last year, her depression turned particularly nasty. After joining Wild Women, Deanna found hiking with women gave her the tools she needed to kick her depression to the curb. For the first time in years, Deanna is excited about life and opening her eyes every day. She is living proof that hiking is a woman's best medicine.
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Philio Georgiades went to bed just like she did every night. Nothing was different or out of the ordinary. The next morning, she woke up completely blind. It was the scariest time of her life. Philio couldn't see shapes or shades or shadows. She couldn't make out figures. And she couldn't see the faces of her husband or her children. After a month of waiting, in complete darkness, Philio was told there was hope. She underwent surgery and the operation altered the course of her life. Now, she's on a mission to give back.

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