Posts in Sport
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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Q&A with 'Long Distance Hiker' Emma Erwin

Meet Emma Erwin. Emma started her running endeavors whilst at college. As a car-less student, Emma ran mostly out of convenience, and to escape dorms in to the outdoor fresh air. By senior year, Emma was regularly running 20 miles roundtrip to catch the sunrise on one of her favourite mountain spots near her college. 

At 21 she hiked the Pacific Crest Trail. At 22, Emma ran her first ultra-marathon and got hooked to pacing long miles. Read her Q&A in the blog if you're a curious long distance wanderer too!

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How to “Explore, Dream and Discover”…. without the guilt.

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”  - Mark Twain

It is tough for anybody to commit the time and money to an adventure of a lifetime but, for some reason, women in particular find it far harder to throw off the bowlines – why is this? Clipper Race Adventurer Della shares her story on the challenges of adventure as a women

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Diving the SS Yongala

The SS Yongala is an incredible tale in Australian history. A tragic story that has become one of Australia’s most renowned dives. Immerse yourself in the dive experience with She Went Wild Ambassador Sara Piper as she takes a dive down into the mystery of Yongala with Adrenalin Dive, in Townsville with Adrenaline Dive. Read on!

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Clipper Race Diaries : Cape Town to Fremantle

The Clipper Race is one of the biggest challenges of the natural world and an endurance test like no other. With no previous sailing experience necessary, it’s a record breaking 40,000 nautical mile race around the world on a 70-foot ocean racing yacht.

The sea does not distinguish between Olympians or novices. There is nowhere to hide - if Mother Nature throws down the gauntlet, you must be ready to face the same challenges as the pro racer. It's a fair game and anyone eager for adventure is invited to participate. Hungry for more? Read about Belinda's experience sailing from Cape Town to Fremantle.

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How climbing altered my perception of the world

Meet Christiane, one of two awesome rock climbers who travel the world scoping out new heights, crags and connecting with local climbing communities.

Christiane and Camilla are twin sisters. Who make adventure documentaries primarily about rock climbing. Over the past year they have vertically challenged walls in India, New Zealand and Australia, filming as they go. Read how climbing has influenced Christiane's life here

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Sailing right out of my comfort zone

The Clipper Race is one of the biggest challenges of the natural world and an endurance test like no other. With no previous sailing experience necessary, it’s a record breaking 40,000 nautical mile race around the world on a 70-foot ocean racing yacht.

She Went Wild has partnered up with Clipper Race in Australia to give you a chance to come aboard and join in on the adventure!

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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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Olympic skier Janina Kuzma shares her process in short film by The North Face

The North Face provide a  look inside this professional skier’s training ahead of PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games. Focusing on qualifying for the 2018 Winter Olympics, Janina has spent the northern hemisphere winter season competing in North America, Europe and Korea and has successfully collected her qualifying points that will see her to Pyeongchang next year. Watch her progress here. 

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Had I known then what I know now - my top tips for getting into outdoor climbing

While the indoor gym plays an integral part to my training nothing compares to the immense satisfaction I feel when pulling on natural rock and hanging off a cliff edge outside. But like scores of other climbers before me my transition to the cliff began at the indoor gym. At first I didn’t even know where to begin learning and struggled to meet anyone willing to take me out. I didn’t get my first taste of real rock until about a year after I started climbing but I was instantly hooked. 

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9 Reasons We Love Mountain Biking

I haven’t always been a mountain biker, so I totally understand if you are thinking, “I don’t love mountain biking. What’s she on about?” I used to be a runner and it wasn’t until continuous shin splints forced me into the sport… Yes, FORCED ME! I was so not into it when I started but, now it is my life, my passion and my everything. Here’s why it can be yours too....

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