Living life like the adventure that it is. I'm Frances. I live with my husband and our two children who are 5 & 7 (aka the Bs). We're based in Canberra. I look after governance in the aviation industry and volunteer on community group boards - from our school's P&C, Mensa, Australian Women's Adventure Alliance to the UN Association and Red Cross. I enjoy running, dancing and painting with friends to relax as well as going on wonderful adventures with family. My currency is productivity so I'm in a perpetual journey of making better use of attention, time and energy.
Free Lance-Free Spirit! Making adventure her career. Film Projects; Australian Story, Totally Wild in Antarctica, SCOPE, Survivor and Eco Challenge and ‘Base Climb 2’ becoming the first women to summit ‘Great Trango’. Doing it Scared and Lowest 2 Highest as a medic. Mountaineering; assisted a team that climbed the seven World’s Highest Summits. Guiding; Climate Scientist and Art Fellows in Antarctica. Training; disabled skiers in Alaska. Leading; adolescents international travel. Expeditioner; women’s kayaking expedition ‘Hugging the Coast’, Indonesia, winning the Neville Shulman Challenge Award. Medic; gravity mountain bike park, design and facilitate survival training/Expedition Medicine courses. Next; Ride horses’ solo the length of the Himalayas.
Larisa Conman (NSW)
I'm a big fan of the Travel Play Live magazine and the ethos of the group. Was fortunate to meet Natalie when we had our group coffee catch up in Bondi earlier this year. I left the gathering feeling inspired and pleased to have met like minded adventure women in my area! I'd love to be an ambassador.
I live on the northern beaches of Sydney and if I had to choose I guess water activities are 'my thing' , I'm a keen scuba diver and underwater photographer. Looking to arrange weekend getaways with people with the same interests , I have a growing group of friends that like to go on dive trips but would love that group to be bigger. Larisa :) x
Fee Hackel (VIC)
I am a passionate mountain lover. I've spent 10 years working in the ski industry, here and overseas - doing all things altitude related. This eventually led me to where I am now, "mad hiker", often nicknamed "Mountain Goat". No kidding (bad joke!) I have been over 5,000m in altitude four times.
A few years ago, I spent 18 months travelling around Australia in a tent, with my (now) hubby! I wrote for Overlander and 4WD Action & Camping magazines along the way, while sharing photos and stories about our wonderful country. Life's an adventure...Travel, Play, Live!
Contact Fee Facebook/ Instagram: FeeHackel
Rachel Oldfield (VIC)
My goal in life has always been to have fun, to enjoy it - life, after all, is for living. This philosophy led to my discovery of outdoor adventure in my early twenties, usually involving the males in my life, but occasionally the stars would align and I got to hang with women. The experience took me to the next level. I was home. There’s something about being with women in the outdoors which is almost spiritual - we allow ourselves to be vulnerable. I wanted to embrace and share this passion online to inspire myself and others. Since then, I've being growing my community of adventure women.
Awarded Top 20 Women to Watch in Marketing by Campaign Asia, I've lead the insights team for Facebook in Asia Pacific. Previously a consultant and with over 10 years of experience in brand strategy, content marketing, business development, creative & media. I am a passionate yogi, reiki practitioner, modern-jazz dancer, sailor, sand collector and polar explorer. I've visited 65 countries, can speak 3 languages and thousands of travel anecdotes to share. A globetrotter, my biggest struggle in life is to ensure I’ll have enough empty passport pages for immigration stamps. I've founded #up2degrees a movement to raise awareness about climate change.
I am a mummy of baby Teodor, living in Poland 50% of the year, and in Norway another half of the year. In the meantime I travel a lot showing my baby The World :).
I have visited over 30 countries already and met many amazing people on the way.
I love adventures and I love TPL magazine!
Contact Żaneta Instagram: @mroczanka
Rachel Bott (Wales, UK)
Rachel is an outdoors instructor and marine biologist based in Pembrokeshire, West Wales. She spends her days taking people sea kayaking, climbing, surfing, coasteering and mountaineering all over the U.K. She loves heading out on expeditions with those from all over the world. Exploring exciting places in an attempt to broaden horizons, widen perspectives, foster new friendships and generally have fun! Hugely passionate about facilitating relationships between women with an interest in the outdoors and promoting the presence of ladies out adventuring. She loves making like-minded adventure buddies and creating connections has become a significant motivation for being out in the wilds.
Contact Rachel Instagram: @rachlette_b
Joelle Breault-Hood (NSW)
For as long as I can remember, the outdoors has been an integral part of my life. My journey started as an 11 year, heading off to adventure school in the wilds of British Columbia. I have carved a career in the outdoor industry as a backcountry guide, a rafting guide, an outdoor educator and a lover of adventure. I work with young people and adults towards cultivating adventurous habits and a passion for the outdoors. Recently, I establish an adventure club in the Southern Highlands called The Gutsy Girl Project and you can find me on the board of the newly formed Australian Women’s Adventure Alliance.
Contact Joelle Instagram: @thegutsygirlproject
Tilly Peppers (NSW)
The outdoors are my ecstasy! Who needs to rely on anything else when we have nature right at our fingertips satisfying any desire/need you have? It can be a playground when we need to regain those childhood instincts, a calming and connecting place when navigating the inevitable lows of life and a sphere providing endless opportunities for self development should we choose to be involved and learn activities like navigation, competing in outdoor events or taking responsibility for sustaining our natural world for future generations.