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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_P1010481.JPGTravel gives you a wide range of incredible experiences and should be compulsory. Travel opens your mind, broadens your outlook on life, gives you experience dealing with hardship and coping on your own and, quite literally, opens up new horizons. As a woman it can sometimes be a little bit daunting, so have a look at these resources for inspiration.


Wild Women on Top - to train you up and take you on an adventure of your choice, based out of Sydney. Read the GO! Girls Outdoors profile here.

Adventurous Women - women only travel experiences based out of Sydney. Read the profile here.

Call of the Wild - the longest running, women’s only adventure travel company in the world! Based just out of San Francisco.

Online Communities

The Women’s Adventure Club - join and link up with other adventurous women.

Lonely Planet’s Thorntree Forum - great place for accessing information, and they also have a thread for women travellers.

Did you know there is a Women's Adventure Magazine? They cover lots of travel stories in their publication and on their website.

Wanderlust and Lipstick is a comprehensive and informative website for women who travel. They are also the authors of the Wanderlust and Lipstick travel guides for women travellers.

And, of course, GO! Girls Outdoors' travel forum. Have you joined up yet?!

Female adventurers

A family on bikes - this family is cycling all the way from Alaska to Argentina: mum, dad and 10 year old twins. Make sure you read the profile of Nancy (mum) on GO! Girls Outdoors.

Working your way around the world is a website and blog by Thursday Bram - you can be inspired to work and travel the world while you do it.

Freya Hoffmeister is currently travelling around Australia - by sea kayak!

Julie Angus was the first woman to row across the Atlantic, from mainland to mainland.  She also writes books and goes on other amazing adventures.

The adventure we call life - yet another shameless promotion of my own blog (the other is here)! Have a look in the archives for the account of the trip I took to India as a leader for 10 school girls.

And, of course, there's the GO! Girls Outdoors Travel Blog that you should investigate.


Holy Cow: An Indian Adventure - adventures through India by Australian author Sarah MacDonald, a fantastic read.

Find some Polly Evans in the library - she has had a wide range of adventures, and calls herself very cowardly (not that you'd think that from the books).

No Ceiling is by Heather Swan, BASEjumper and Wingsuit BASEjumper - the story of her journey from corporate mum to world class extreme athlete.

You might also like to read the review of The Woman's Guide to Boating and Cooking - an old and somewhat outdated "house"-keeping book for boats.

Do you know of some more resources that should be here? Contact GO! Girls Outdoors and let us know.

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