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An interview with The North Face's ambassadors #shemovesmountains Campaign

Rooted in empowering the next generation of explorers through sharing stories of women breaking boundaries, We caught up with some of The North Face’s Australian ambassadors on their experience within the outdoor industry and their opinion on the #shemovesmountains campaign.

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A Journey in the Wild Horse Mountains

The wild horse is like a mythical creature. Liminal; vanishing; in the world I grew up in – Europe – extinct. There was a species of wild horse there once, known as the Tarpan. Many native breeds trace their ancestry back to it, but the species itself was lost some time around the turn of the twentieth century.

So when I learned that for the past ten years, an organisation called Rewilding Europe has been reintroducing herds of horses to the mountains of Bulgaria, I began to dream of travelling out there to see it for myself. I decided to craft an adventure around the idea.

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Finding big impact in the little things

Meet Thuc. A Sydney-based photographer with a lifelong affliction that the Germans call fernweh (a yearning for far-flung places) and an enthusiasm to live an active and exciting life. Inspired by big landscapes, heart-filled human feats and soul-shaping experiences. Through her phenomenal photography skills, she is able freeze beautiful and powerful moments to inspire you to dream big and live big, to chase your own versions of adventure and fulfilment. 

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The unexpected places that plastics hide

Eav is an Environmental academic with a key interest in the elimination of marine debris.

It's no secret, plastic pollution is a big problem, but it’s also a visible one that we can solve. Altering your life to reduce consumption and waste, and persuading others to do the same is an important step to improve the way we care for our oceans and environment. Read more about the affects of plastics and the nooks and crannies they might be hiding in.

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Q&A with Ambassador Noemie Fox : Professional Slalom Athlete

Meet Noemie Fox, She Went Wild Ambassador, pro Canoe Slalom Athlete and student. Born in Marseille, France, Noemie moved to Sydney at the age of 2, as her parents were to compete in the 2000 Olympic Games. As a Senior Canoe Slalom athlete, she spends her time between Europe and Australia to race in competitions, train on beautiful natural rivers or man made courses and spend time with great people from all over the world! 

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Mountaineering for beginners: That time I summited Mont Blanc

In the infamous words of Doctor Zeus ' You're off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, So... get on your way!”. 

In 2017 Jess Pealing traded office gear for mountain gear and set off for France to embark upon a mountaineering course. Read her story about part taking in the course, overcoming challenges and finally summiting Mont Blanc

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Hiking the John Muir Trail: The Range of Light

The John Muir Trail passes through what many backpackers say is the finest mountain scenery in the United States. This is a land of 13,000-foot and 14,000-foot peaks, of lakes in the thousands, and of canyons and granite cliffs.  The trail is 211 miles long and winds through the famed Sierra Nevada. In 2016 Marylene embraced the challenge and shared her adventure with She Went Wild. Read more on the blog!

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How to go wild camping with a baby (even in winter)

Amy Molloy reveals her latest on camping with a little one.

Keen to take your bub out for a few nights in the wild? But not sure how? Worried about their comfort? What should you pack? How will you do it? Amy Molloy has you covered. Read more about her advice on camping with a little one (even in winter) in this article. Get out there!

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Photography Tips: Creating Adventure Memories

Planning an adventure your keen to sum up in a picture and hang on your wall forever? Scaling walls, flying down rapids, diving the oceans or taking the kids on a hiking holiday doesn't phase you, but you're not quite sure how you'll secure those memories on camera? Check out our latest blog in which Evgenia from @instamemoriesinphotography shares her best tips and tricks with a camera.

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Gear Review: Ride sustainably with iXS Gear

Check out Ambassador Mel Hayes' latest thoughts on her favorite mountain biking gear : iXS

Mel rides 100% Enduro, so this kit has been trailed and tested on both technical climbs and descents during long period in the saddle.

What's more, iXS riding apparel is made from recycled plastics, PET bottles specifically and with the slogan "One Playground. Nurture it" iXS place the importance of the environment in every aspect of the manufacture and production of their gear.  #PlasticFree

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The Jonesys : a Family on a Mission

Meet the Jonesys. All 2 and ½ of them.

Lauren Jones: Mama to Morgan and wife to Justin. Lauren is a keen and brave adventuress with a sustainable mindset and love for the outdoors.

Lauren is one to embrace a good challenge and in her own words believes that “self-discovery begins where your comfort zone ends.” Lauren is putting this into action on July 15 as she and her family undertakes a 1,800km trek, unaccompanied through the Australian outback.

Read more about their epic journey in our blog post!

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