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HANNY

Be wilder, to play wilder, to perform wilder


One thing I couldn't live without: Outside time

Favourite quote/saying: By Robert Frost - "Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference."

Earliest memory I have of playing wilder: I grew up on a farm as a proud Tomboy. But I really found my feet running the Overland Track 82km as an 18-year-old, with not a lot of skill but a whole lot of willingness.

Favourite way to be wilder: To scare myself by doing things that are slightly beyond the limits of my comfort-zone - running on wilder ‘trails’ is still my preferred mode of transport.

Secret Hobbies: Learning, writing, drinking tea, going to bed early like a nana, climbing, riding, living in our van and avoiding being inside as much as possible.

My Top 3 favourite places to explore in Tassie:
1. West Coast Tasmania
2. Great Western Tiers from Mole Creek
3. Central Plateau

Mission Dreams for 2018: To write a book that assists others to be, play & perform wilder; and to plan another wild mission in Tasmania.

The one song I could listen to on repeat for the rest of my life: Arctic Lake’s track - Friend

Favourite piece of clothing/gear and why: My new The North Face Hyperair Rain Jacket because it literally was a game changer - it gave me the confidence that I could run wilder and remain warm, dry and safe

What gets me out of bed in the morning is… an absolute love of living in my own shoes - of being outside, scheming adventures, assisting others, loving and being loved, and creating with our FYF Team..

GRAHAM

Be outside as much as possible

Favourite quote/saying: Keep it simple stupid :)

One thing I couldn't live without: Sunshine

Favourite book: Touching the Void by Joe Simpson

Current favourite shoes: Salomon S-Lab Sense Ultra

Three things I consistently do to make everyday great: Smile, play & drink coffee!

Goals for 2018: More adventures, more frequently

Morning or night person: Neither :)

Mountain bike or road bike: Mountain Bike

Introvert or extrovert: Introvert

Tea or coffee: Coffee

A perfect weekend consists of: Somewhere wild in the mountains

Favourite piece of outdoor gear/clothing: Patagonia Nano-Air Hoody

If I could change anything in the world today it would be: We all eat less, exercise more and with greater consideration for the natural world around us..

ROZ

Always do your best, be reliable, be consistent, have fun, play and explore

One thing I couldn’t live without: Happiness and my Schnauzer….I know, that I two

Earliest Memory I have of playing wilder: I was definitely very young, not yet at school. Packed a backpack (don’t remember what I packed in it) and went for a ‘walk’. Apparently, I freaked out my parents…..oops!

Favourite saying/quote: 'Get Comfortable with being outside your comfort zone’. This often changes as favorite sayings change with what is going on in my life

Favourite way to be wilder: Paddling! Whether its flat water or a honking downwind run, or in an ocean ski a sea kayak or a K! - for me nothing beats the feeling of playing on top of the water.
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My Top 3 favourite places to explore in Tassie:
1. Frenchmans Cap
2. Our waterways
3. The central plateau, 9 encompassing Walls of Jerusalem and all the peaks and valleys along the Overland area. Ask me next month and maybe it may differ a little, Tassie has way too many places that I love to explore to be able to narrow it down to 3

Mission/ Dreams for 2018: I have some unfinished business on the water in Mauritius, so returning there.

Favourite piece of clothing/gear and why: Clothing - Arcteryx Skort - sooooooo comfortable, just wish I could wear it all year round! Gear - PFD, it symbolises playing on the water, as I will never paddle without one on!

What gets me out of bed in the morning: Sunrises, and the people I play with. Life! Who wouldn’t want to get out of bed in the morning, there is so much that is amazing about the mornings (said from someone who is definitely not a morning person). There is so much to experience and love about the mornings…..to waste them…..well, why would you?.

SIMON

There is always a solution, you just have to find it

One thing I couldn't live without: My camera

Favourite quote/saying: "To strive, to seek, to find and not to yield." - Tennyson

Earliest memory I have of playing wilder: Family camping in the Central Flinders Range, which being immingrants from the UK was like being on another planet

Favourite way to be wilder: Hiking

My Top 3 favourite places to explore in Tassie:

1.Tops of mountains 

2. Ridges

3. Kayaking Lake Pedder

Secret Hobbies: No secret hobbies, all my hobbies are well known 

Mission Dreams for 2018: A big mountain traverse, hike the Western Arthur or Du Cane Range with my daughter 

The one song I could listen to on repeat for the rest of my life: ZZ Top - She's Got Legs 

Favourite piece of clothing/gear and why: Favourite is too hard to choose, but my most used piece of gear would be the One Planet McMillan Rucksack. It has been an ever reliable work-horse over the years and we have shared many adventures! 

What gets me out of bed in the morning is...the thought that you are a long time dead. 

JESSICA

Find love and laughter in every moment and follow your intuition, especially when she says curious things that terrify you!

One thing I couldn't live without: Water, duh I know, but I can't live without being able to see lots of water like an ocean, river or the beach
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Favourite quote/saying: "What you are afraid to do, is a clear indication of the next thing you need to do"- Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Earliest memory I have of playing wilder: 'Hiking' Dove Lake at Cradle Mountain cocooned into my Dad's backpack.
 
Favourite way to be wilder: Trail running and mountain biking. 

Secret Hobbies: Anything that involved having my head in the clouds: art, design, writing and filmmaking.  
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he one song I could listen to on repeat for the rest of my life: Stay Safe by Rhye

A perfect weekend consists of: One day exploring a new place in nature with friends, running, swimming or hiking in the sun! Then the other day spent reading, writing and drinking coffee somewhere cosy.

Favourite piece of outdoor gear: Easily my Salomon Sense Ultra 8 Set Vest Pack. Allows me to live out my reason for trail running - see more cool shit faster. 

If I could change anything in the world today it would be: For more people to consciously realise their individual power and ability to act as a catalyst for great social and environmental change. That's not asking too much is it?

URS

 Following the path of mountains, cheese and chocolate will keep you smiling...

One thing I couldn't live without: MOUNTAINS!

Favourite quote/saying: it’s going off like a fresh milkshake

Earliest memory I have of playing wilder: skiing in the backyard of our family home

Favourite way to be wilder: backcountry snowboarding in the Swiss alps

Secret Hobbies: best to keep them secret ;)

My Top 3 favourite places to explore in Tassie:

1.Florentine Valley

2.Cradle Mountain

3.Kunanyi

Mission Dreams for 2018: Running the Overland Track and climbing in the Tyndall Range

The one song I could listen to on repeat for the rest of my life: Wonderful life by Seeed

Favourite piece of clothing/gear and why: My Sea To Summit Micro sleeping bag (it means I was outside all day and happy and tired sleeping somewhere awesome).

What gets me out of bed in the morning is...the excitement of a new day and a hearty breakfast. 

SAM

Have as much fun as possible and do things that challenge you.

One thing I couldn't live without: Coffee, Surfing, Skiing, Oxygen… All equally important.

Favourite quote/saying: Hi, welcome to Find Your Feet, can I help you with anything?

Earliest memory I have of playing wilder: My first time backcountry skiing in Hokkaido with my family.

Favourite way to be wilder: Anything outside, preferably with friends. Surfing fun waves, skiing, climbing, hiking and trail running are all awesome ways to spend your time outside.

My Top 3 favourite places to explore in Tassie:
1. South west national park
2. Freycinet
3. Cradle mountain-Lake St. Clair national park

Mission Dreams for 2018: Heading to Nepal this November after exams finish, to trek through the Annapurna sanctuary, complete an expedition/mountain medicine course and volunteer in a remote area medical clinic. T

he one song I could listen to on repeat for the rest of my life: Pain – The War on Drugs.

Favourite piece of clothing/gear and why: Probably my Patagonia Nano-air jacket. I wear it pretty much every day and it’s still as comfortable and warm as the day I bought it.

What gets me out of bed in the morning is... Coffee, nice weather and/or plans to head outside and do something fun.

ASH

Make time, Take time. 

One thing I couldn't live without: Wild places.

Favourite quote/saying: If you're not early, you're late.

Favourite book: Facebook.

Current favourite shoes: Salomon S-Lab speed's & Lasportiva Helios.

Three things I consistently do to make everyday great: Coffee, get outside, eat good food.

Goals for 2018: Enjoy it.

Morning or night person: Morning (but not in Winter).

Mountain bike or road bike: Mtb.

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Tea or coffee: Coffee.

A perfect weekend consists of: Getting outside and exploring wild places on foot or on 2 wheels, with my mate Boss the trail dog.Yummy food and a few beers.

Favourite piece of outdoor gear/clothing: My Petzl Nao - turning night into day so I can always get that run in.

If I could change anything in the world today it would be: More bikes, less cars. Except E-Bikes on Strava!

ROWLAND

Keep life balanced and enjoy it.

One thing I couldn't live without: My morning cup of tea..........and my camera.......and my mountain bike, ok that's three but they're all really important!

Favourite quote/saying: Be kind to yourself and be true to yourself.

Earliest memory I have of playing wilder: Those family trips exploring every corner of Bruny Island.

Favourite way to be wilder: Heading out to capture an epic photo during the morning light, my favourite part of the day. Weekly epic mountain bike rides.

Secret Hobbies: Board games, yep those new modern ones, they're awesome!

My Top 3 favourite places to explore in Tassie:

South West National Park, epic mountains to climb.
The West Coast, so many hidden wonders to find.
The Meehan Range, it's constantly changing with new mountain bike trails to explore.
Mission Dreams for 2018: A Winter snow photography trip up Mount Anne.

The one song I could listen to on repeat for the rest of my life: Ok it's a whole album but Guardians of the Galaxy Awesome Mix Volume 1, it totally says it in the name.

Favourite piece of clothing/gear and why: My One Planet Strezlecki bush walking pack. An amazing supportive harness to carry loads big or small and the materials used are bomb proof. One Planet's philosophy of "Make it good, make it work, make it last" is embedded in this bag. Icebreaker merino products, you can use them for anything and everything...................plus no ironing!

What gets me out of bed in the morning is... Well apart from the birds who live outside my bedroom window, getting to share the adventure with my partner, she's an amazing individual. 

JARED

Don’t ask why, ask why not?

One thing I couldn't live without: My running shoes!

Favourite quote/saying: “Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity; and that mountain parks and reservations are useful not only as fountains of timber and irrigating rivers, but as fountains of life.” – John Muir

Earliest memory I have of playing wilder: I went on the occasional day walk with my dad as a kid, but my first real memory was going on my first overnight trip (aged 15) to the Walls of Jerusalem for New Years with a good friend. I didn’t quite catch the bug at this point, but it planted the seed for future adventures.

Favourite way to be wilder: Trail running

Secret Hobbies: Playing guitar, learning about new things (usually science-based).

My Top 3 favourite places to explore in Tassie: 

Anywhere in the mountains!
The west coast – love the landscape, the history, and the people.
kunanyi – There are so many tracks that I am yet to explore, and it is so close to home!
Mission Dreams for 2018: Exploring the NZ Southern Alps, Queenstown Marathon, Bruny Island 64km Ultra, and hopefully a 100km Ultra, plus lots of exploring local trails.

The one song I could listen to on repeat for the rest of my life: Song of Good Hope – Glen Hansard

Favourite piece of clothing/gear and why: My boots/shoes. They have taken me so many amazing places.

What gets me out of bed in the morning is: Coffee!!

MEGS

I believe in being true to oneself and showing kindness..

Favourite quote/saying: “When you get there don’t go too far.”

One thing I couldn't live without: I would have to say Chocolate and The Natural Environment.

Favourite book: Swallows and Amazons By Arthur Ransome

Three things I consistently do to make everyday great: Everyday for me is super busy and often involves rushing around with many balls in the air. Each morning I try to wake slowly and set my intentions for the day. I have 1 big glass of water before I eat breakfast. I tell Matt and the boys that I love them and wish them a wonderful day.

Goals for 2018: I plan to continue to journey with my family and take them on wild adventures in nature.

Introvert or extrovert: Introvert.

Tea or coffee: Tea 100%, I love a delicious Herbal Tea with a generous spoonful of real honey.

A perfect weekend consists of: Being with my beautiful family. Relaxing, playing, exploring and having wild adventures.

Favourite piece of outdoor gear/clothing: At the moment I just love our Sea to Summit Xcup and Xplate set. We have had so many amazing picnics with these. My youngest loves them so much he often has his dinner from them when we are at home.

If I could change anything in the world today it would be: There are perhaps many things that we can all improve on. I would mostly like to see people have more respect for the environment and try to preserve its beauty and wonder for future generations. We are all planting the seed of a tree that we will not sit under! 

JANE

Don't sweat the small stuff.... or at least try not to!

One thing I couldn't live without: my children - actually that's 3 things!

Favourite quote/saying: Carpe Diem - seize the day

Earliest memory I have of playing wilder: jumping of the rowing club deck into the Derwent River up at New Norfolk. I thought I was soooo brave.

Favourite way to be wilder: bushwalking

Secret Hobbies: couch potato

My Top 3 favourite places to explore in Tassie:

1. Lake Pedder

2. Southport

3. West Coast

Mission Dreams for 2018: getting to the top of Australia, Bamaga.

The one song I could listen to on repeat for the rest of my life: Flame Trees by Cold Chisel.

Favourite piece of clothing/gear and why: old brown jumper I wear at home when relaxing. It's not allowed out of the house, but is my comforter at home.

What gets me out of bed in the morning is... Boot camp! urgh

GEORGIA

To live in alignment with my soul every day is my greatest gift to myself and the world around me. Everything falls into place when you live in alignment with your soul. 

One thing I couldn't live without: Time in the mountains and alpine areas!

Favourite quote/saying: I can’t choose so I’m giving two – “Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray”.

“Truly belonging is the spiritual practice of believe in and belonging to yourself so deeply that you can share your most authentic self with the world and find sacredness in both being a part of something and standing alone in the wilderness. True belonging doesn’t require you to change who you are; it requires you to be who you are” – Brene Brown

Earliest memory I have of playing wilder: I can’t remember a specific time, I just remember feeling like I was always in a tent somewhere and it was freezing, but I loved it. It was always home, being out in the wild.

Favourite way to be wilder: Hiking in the wild mountains or listening to wild weather roll over you from a cosy tent.
Secret Hobbies: Drawing and meditation.

My Top 3 favourite places to explore in Tassie:
1. Cradle Mountain
2. Southwest Tasmania
3. Anywhere I haven’t been before!

Mission Dreams for 2018: Federation Peak via Western Arthurs and Lake Oberon

The one song I could listen to on repeat for the rest of my life: Mountain to Move – Nick Mulvey

Favourite piece of clothing/gear and why: Arc’teryx Thorium Hoody for sure. I am amazed by its warmth, breathability and comfort. I wear it nearly every day.

KYLIE

If you want to kiss the sky, better learn how to kneel. (U2, Mysterious Ways)

One thing I couldn't live without: Family - Most Wonderful Husband Clinton and Most Awesome Step Children Alec, Emily and Henry.

Favourite quote/saying: Those who shine from within don’t need the spotlight.

Favourite way to be wilder: Snow, wild weather, a mountain and my husband has proved to be a winning combination time and time again.

Secret Hobbies: Being a Recce Queen. I love spending time exploring, researching and writing copious notes before embarking on anything new. Preparing ferociously sets me free to confidently enjoy wild places, challenges and adventures.

My Top 3 favourite places to explore in Tassie:
1. Pine Hut Plain - where Clint and I married beside the Mersey River.
2. Western and Eastern Arthurs – a beautiful yet brutal setting for wild and epic adventures.
3. kunanyi - especially when she is covered in snow and has the wild stuff going on up top.

Mission Dream for 2018: In August I completed my 20 year Mission Dream of a 62km Solo Winter Overland Track Run in 11 hours. It has been said that if you can dream it you can do it, but this Mission reminded me that dreams often guide us into journeys that are exceedingly abundantly greater than anything we could have ever asked for or imagined in the first place.

The one song I could listen to on repeat for the rest of my life: ‘Eye of the Tiger’ by Survivor - Corny as hec but pretending to be Sylvester Stallone has never failed to produce all time PB run times.

Favourite piece of clothing/gear and why: Salomon Trail Running Vest Pack – Everything you need for 24hrs+ is within arm’s reach. Seriously considering wearing mine all waking hours as it is practical beyond running. Would be handy for work, grocery shopping, visiting friends… What gets me out of bed in the morning... Faith, joy and funny stuff.