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Gear Resources
Gear manufacturers have realised that lots of women like the outdoors and they're different shapes from men. Here's what's out there, and where you can buy it.

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Travel Resources
A selection of travel resources especially for women who love to travel. Includes a list of online communities if you do it yourself, or companies if you need a little help.

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Surfing Resources
Listed here are some links to resources from all over the world that cater to women who love surfing.

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Hiking Resources
Extended walks are great for the mind and spirit and lots of women love to take part in them. Check out these resources and get inspired to go on a walking adventure.

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Snow Sports

Snow Sports Resources
Skiing, snowboarding, backcountry, polar expeditions - all done in the snow and all done by lots of amazing women.  Check out these resources to find out more...

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Kayaking Resources
White water, surfing, sea kayaking, sprint racing, marathon racing, multisport, fishing...is there anything you can't do from a kayak? Explore these resources!

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Cycling Resources
A list of resources for all sorts of cycling - mountain biking, road biking, touring, racing, recreation and commuting - all specific to women.

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Climbing Resources
Women can (and have) achieved incredible things in climbing. Listed in this section are a collection of climbing and moutaineering resources that are useful and inspiring for all climbers.

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A list of organisations that cater exclusively to women, or run trips exclusively for women. A great way to find a women-specific adventure in your area.

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Outdoor Industry

Outdoor Industry Resources
Looking for resources to help you plan programs, companies and organisations that cater for women or organisations you can join? Look no further...

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tn_P1030042.JPGIf you'd like to find an organisation that runs trips exclusively for women in an area near you, check out these links.

If you know of an organisation that isn't listed and should be, contact GO! Girls Outdoors.


Wild Women on Top - Sydney based Adventure Training specialists.  With Di and her team you pick an adventure goal and they help you train for your adventure.  More info in the GO! Girls Outdoors profile.

Adventurous Women - travel adventures for women that go all over the world.

Gear Up Girl is a series of cycling events for women in several Australian states.  Associated with Bicycle NSW, they also run workshops and organise casual rides.


GirlVentures run programs for girls that focus on backpacking, rock climbing and other outdoor activities.  Based in San Francisco.

Passages Northwest is the sister organisation of GirlVentures, running similar programs for girls out of Seattle.

Rite of Passage Journeys have a Coming of Age for Girls program that incorporates a Rite of Passage ceremony.  They attract girls for the program from all over the USA and are based out of Seattle.

The Women's Wilderness Institute runs an extensive range of programs for girls and women and are based out of Boulder, Colorado.

Her Feet on the Earth runs survival skills courses for women and focus on developing a connection with nature for girls and women.  Mary and Lorene are based out of Colorado, near Boulder.

Babes in the Backcountry - an organisation that runs a wide variety of outdoor adventure trips for women, including climbing and mountaineering.  Based in Colorado but with trips all over the world.


Wilderness Wanderings is a small business run by Emmy Hendrickx, just north of Toronto in Ontario.  Emmy runs canoeing, winter camping and hiking trips for women.

Women's Mountain Adventures - mountaineering and climbing adventures for women, guided by women, in the Canadian Rockies.

Wild Women Expeditions run an extensive range of courses and programs for women in all sorts of outdoor activities.  They are based out of Sudbury, Ontario but run courses all over Canada.

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