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Gear

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

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

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/Tramping

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/Canoeing

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

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

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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Organisations

Organisations
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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Australia

Slim Jim Goes Racing

Slim Jim goes racingRecently Slim Jim the surfski and I went in our first kayaking race, which required overcoming some intense intimidation and an attack of bicepophobia (fear of enormous men with bulging biceps and super fast kayaks). Despite all this, I actually ended up doing quite well. Here's the story...

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Slim Jim the Surfski

Slim Jim 1I recently bought myself a surf ski and have been out paddling at every opportunity, suffering from new toy lust which recently developed into new toy love and will hopefully soon grow into a lasting and fulfilling relationship. I acknowledge that naming possessions and talking about them like people is lame and take full responsibility for any lame-ness displayed in this article.

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Rogaining

RogainingAnother month, another new sport! This time it's Rogaining - running about the bush (or in this case, paddocks) looking for orange and white flags for 24 hours.

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Tasmanian Forest Photos

Weld TasmaniaThese photographs have been provided by Emma Capp of the organisation Still Wild Still Threatened. They feature Tasmania's old growth forests, which Emma and her companions are attempting to protect from unsustainable logging practices.

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Romance at Sea

Romance at seaA little photo montage to prove that romance is not dead, dying OR impossible at sea. Swoon...

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New Zealand

Mt Cook Aoraki Region NZI've seen more of the rest of the word than I have of my own Antipodean backyard, and it took a wedding to get me to New Zealand for a look. Now I'm itching to get back and explore - here are my first impressions.

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Ride to Work Day

tn_P3060226.JPGAnother year, another National Ride to Work Day. Here's my tribute to riding to work, because I couldn't make the Ride to Work Day breakfast because I had to leave early because I was...yes, that's right...riding to work. I call this tribute: Riding to Work is...

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Lindsay & Sharon

Lindsay and Sharon go sea kayakingLindsay and Sharon are keen outdoors-women who love to hike and sea kayak. I met them while involved in my "other" life (the one that occurs away from GO! Girls Outdoors and the great outdoors) and was thrilled to see that my careers had collided. So, I'd like you to meet Lindsay and Sharon - outdoor adventurers extraordinaire!

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First Climb

First Climb of the SeasonThe first climb of the season - fraught with terror and self-deprecating internal monologues. Discovering why I like the sport so much after time away takes a little bit of effort. Does everyone experience this or is it just me?

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Multisporting and the "New Me"

The culpritDespite my claims of a non-competitive nature, I've recently discovered that there's a new aspect to my personality. The cause of this "new me" emerging is the sport of multisport racing, which is highly popular in Tasmania. Here's how the transformation occurs...

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Girls' Day Out

Girls' Day OutThe Girls' Day Out is Tasmania's Female Lifestyle Expo, and its advertisement claims to provide "everything a woman could want". My Sunday was slow so I decided to go along and find out whether "everything a woman could want" applied to me or not. After astounding my mum with the invitation to join me (this is not my sort of event), we went together. Here's what happened...

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The Women's Tour de France

Biking an empty road
In the Tour de France fever that is currently sweeping the world (even in Australia where the coverage is on in the middle of the night), I got to wondering why there are no women in the race, or at least why there isn't a corresponding race for women. I did some research and found out that there IS a race for women, then I wrote an article about it...

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A Sailing Bevvie

Boating and Cooking on the Stove
The Woman's Guide to Boating & Cooking is featured in a review on GO! Girls Outdoors. This is one of the recipes from the book - enjoy!

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Disappearing Tarn

Disappearing Tarn
This article is in no way endorsed or paid for by Tourism Tasmania, although it probably should be! As a native Tasmanian, I tend to sing the state's praises a lot. This is an example of what you can do on a winter weekend, featuring unique adventures no more than 20 minutes drive out of Hobart.

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Finances

A nice picture to go with the finances article
A brief overview of the GO! Girls Outdoors financial story so far: this is for those who are interested and those who have been asking questions about the new additions to the website (the ads). And, of course, there's a nice picture of a tree that you can look at if you don't like finances.

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The Joy of Sailing

The joy of sailing
Although sailing is fun, this article is not really about the traditional form of sailing. It's about a most excellent way of having a huge amount of fun, reusing, recycling, saving money and collecting some necessary baggage. Interested? Intrigued about this new sport? You know where to click...

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How Not To Move

How not to move
A few lessons, learned the hard way, on how not to move thousands of kilometres.

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