HOW TANYA BOTTOMLEY CHANGED HER LIFE

HOW TANYA BOTTOMLEY CHANGED HER LIFE Tanya Bottomley never imagined life could be this good. The 38-year-old Nelson local lives a stone's throw from beautiful beaches, rivers, and mountains. A customs officer and ultramarathon runner, Tanya hopes to become the first woman to complete the Thir Southern Seasons Miler Challenge [...]

2019-07-16T02:36:06+00:000 Comments

JUST GOING FOR A WALK: FROM ARGENTINA TO ALASKA WITH LUCY BARNARD

JUST GOING FOR A WALK: FROM ARGENTINA TO ALASKA WITH LUCY BARNARD You’ve heard the story a million times. You know, the one where someone quits their 9 to 5, ventures into the wild, experiences enlightenment, and comes back radically transformed. It’s an appealing notion but rarely the reality, [...]

2019-07-10T02:31:00+00:000 Comments

10 CHALLENGES, 10 MONTHS, $10,000, ONE WOMAN

10 CHALLENGES, 10 MONTHS, $10,000, 1 WOMAN Monique Bortoli is a woman on a mission. The Port Stephens trail runner and mountain biker is set to complete 10 gruelling challenges within 10 months to raise $10,000 for the Yacaaba Centre, a support centre for those experiencing domestic abuse. Why? [...]

2019-05-16T03:01:52+00:000 Comments

INSIDE THE LIFE OF A FEMALE PROFESSIONAL GUIDE

8 QUESTIONS WITH ALLIE PEPPER Blue Mountains local, Allie Pepper, is an adventurer, guide, and trainer with twenty years’ experience. She’s currently in Nepal with her climbing partner, Vibeke Sefland, attempting to ascend Makalu [the world’s fifth highest mountain, at 8481m], without the use of supplementary oxygen. Allie gives us some [...]

2019-05-03T02:48:50+00:000 Comments

MEET MEL STAMELL: INVENTOR AND ADVENTURER

MEET MEL STAMELL: INVENTOR AND ADVENTURER When it comes to outdoor activities, 35-year-old Mel Stamell has pretty much tried it all: kayaking, climbing, caving, mountain biking, and skiing, her personal favourite. But she's not your average adrenaline junkie. With a Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering, she's taken on the [...]

2019-04-17T23:06:14+00:000 Comments

TECH DIVING TO FIND “A PEACE WITHIN” WITH KATY FRASER

TECH DIVING TO FIND “A PEACE WITHIN” MEET UNDERWATER FILMMAKER KATY FRASER What do cave diving, landscape painting, and ancient Mayan culture have in common? They all feature in British technical diver and filmmaker Katy Fraser’s documentary, A Peace Within, currently debuting across Australia in the Ocean Film Festival. Get ready [...]

2019-03-04T22:00:29+00:000 Comments