Hike Your Mountain
I am a confident explorer. This is down to my experience and training. If the worst were to happen on a trip, I am confident in my abilities to deal with the issue. However, as an experienced explorer, I know there is an encyclopaedia worth of strategies I have in place to pretty much ensure the worst never happens.
When travelling alone I am sometimes approached by fellow travellers who tell me I am very brave for travelling alone. I don’t feel brave. I am just doing what I love and am pretty experienced at.
I want everyone, particularly women to feel that there is nothing to stop you from hiking or travelling solo. There may be hurdles and problems you have to solve but I promise that you can!
Kathryn Walton Consulting and I have teamed up to bring you, “Hike Your Mountain – A Women Empowered Retreat“. “Hike Your Mountain” is a full day retreat designed to equip you to hike solo. Together we will problem solve your questions, queries and concerns. We will also discuss a variety of topics such managing your fear factor, how to pee in the bush, growing a mindset that helps you overcome the challenges of hiking, what to do when you have your period, how to feel safe (mentally and physically) and what not to bring on a hike. We will then journey together on our hike in the hills. After our hike we will sit together, tea, coffee or hot chocolate in hand and reflect on our collective experiences and develop our personal action plans.
The hike itself will be a fairly slow paced 5-10km over the hills of the Southern Downs (venue soon to be announced!). On the hike, I will be there to help you better understand the world you are walking on (warning: I will undoubtedly get excited over a feather I have found). I will show you how to walk the land and understand it. We will also pause at opportune moments for reflection and meditation, a break for the body and the mind.
Hike Your Mountain is for all women aged 16 and over. All that you need is a basic to moderate level of fitness, a backpack, comfy walking shoes and a bottle of water. We will be providing the catering for the day, including snacks, teas and coffees and a heart-warming lunch. We will support you every step you take to hike your mountain.
The aim is to run a series of workshops that will culminate in how to overnight hike. Get on board, challenge yourself to explore.