Meet the awesome women who are flying the flag for The Women's Adventure Film Tour
Monique Forestier - Blue Mountains & Sydney
Monique Forestier is a climbing fanatic living in the Blue Mountains (near Sydney) who has been climbing for 20 years.
Climbing has given Monique, not only the perfect physical and mental outlet; it has been a constant in her life and a direction on which to set the compass to travel the world. Now with her daughter Coco on board, Monique continues to pursue her climbing challenges as well as sharing her knowledge with others through climbing clinics and guided trips.
Hear Monique speak at our Blue Mountains & Sydney shows.
Alyssa Azar - Brisbane
Alyssa began trekking in 2005 with her first challenge, crossing the Kokoda Track in Papua New Guinea. Alyssa then trekked in Nepal, completed treks such as Everest Base Camp and Kokoda numerous times, Mt Kosciuszko in Australia, the Aussie 10 (the 10 highest peaks in Australia), Mt Kilimanjaro.
Alyssa now holds the record as the youngest Australian to Summit Mt Everest! What a legend.
Hear Alyssa speak at our Brisbane screening.
Jenae Johnston - Wollongong
Jenae is the founder of Bushwalk the ‘Gong, a social community based on promoting the conservation and appreciation of the best of the Illawarra’s natural bushland through epic mini-journeys hidden in Wollongong’s natural backyard.
In true community spirit, Jenae offers sell-out free bush walks to all demographics sharing her love of nature-education, photography and plain old adventure. Jenae is also an Ambassador for She Went Wild, a hub that inspires and empower women to get into the outdoors and live an adventurous life.
Hear Jenae speak at our Wollongong screening.
Jade Hameister - Melbourne
Jade is a 15 year old student from Melbourne, Australia who loves being active and outdoors. At age 12, Jade completed the trek to Everest Base Camp and was inspired by the courage of two women she befriended on that trip – one who had previously skied to the South Pole solo and the other who had been the first woman to summit Everest without supplemental oxygen.
This inspiration led Jade to undertake her own quest…Jade’s Polar Quest. In April 2016, Jade became the youngest person in history to ski to the North Pole from anywhere outside the Last Degree. That year she was recognised by Australian Geographic Society as Young Adventurer of the Year.
Hear Jade speak at our Melbourne screening.
Rachael Oakes-Ash - National Ambassador
Rachael Oakes-Ash is the name behind Australasia’s leading snow blog, SnowsBest.com. You may know her as her social media handle @misssnowitall. Rachael is committed to promoting women in outdoor sports and encouraging girls to get outside. She’s also committed to shining a light on and addressing the casual and blatant sexism within the outdoor adventure world in the hope of forging change. Her byline has been published by ESPN Freeskiing, Inside Sport, Action Asia, Sydney Morning Herald, Australian Financial Review, Conde Nast Traveler and more.