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    Couch to Mt Tennent - Women's 12 Week Community Fitness & Hiking Program - Week 1


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    Women's Adventure ACT are a volunteer-led community group, that have helped over 5,500 Canberra women to get outdoors. We've been running since 2017, over the last 7 years. We encourage women of all ages and experiences to participate - we don't drop slow walkers and we aren't Olympic-level marchers. We're a social and recreational community group, here to encourage women to make new friends, get outdoors, gain new outdoor skills, learn to lead in the outdoors and appreciate nature. If that's you, please come along!

    We're a friendly group and welcome new participants!

    Couch to Mt Tennent is our 12 week 'Get Fit' program, and this is Week 1 in the calendar.

    About the Couch to Mt Tennent Program

    > You can join in at any time - you don't need to attend all 12 weeks - join us much or as little as you like
    > We run events when it suits volunteers - we will try and have days/times consistent for the program, but volunteers have a life outside of this community. That means our weeks aren't always consecutive. We do what we can :)
    > There is a small ticket cost, to encourage people to turn up, and to help cover Walk Leader's petrol and Garmin InReach costs. It shouldn't cost volunteers to help others.

    > Walks are a mix of Urban walks and Remote
    > We encourage everyone to try and do a bit of 'homework', and do at least two days of their own walks
    > Each week, we try a walk that is a bit harder and a bit longer
    > We finish Week 12 at the top of Mt Tennent (aka Mt Bastard) with some champagne (or more like warm Gatorade)
    > The Walk Leader is Wilderness First-Aid qualified, and carries emergency communication on remote walks
    > We keep our group sizes small, because it's more personable and safer
    > RSVP's will be listed up, two weeks in advance

    > There are two free tickets available for students/pensioners/those on low incomes. If additional people cannot afford a ticket, please get in touch with the organiser and request another.

    Join our closed Facebook Group, for future RSVP's and info:
    https://www.facebook.com/group...


    WEEK 1: COUCH TO MT TENNENT - MT ROGERS - 2.4 KLMS - EASY

    SATURDAY 29 JUNE - 09:30 AM - 10:30 AM

    ABOUT THE WALK

    **We will meet in the carpark at the circle on Wickens Place**

    Starting at Wickens place, we'll walk the easy 2.4 klms around the base of Mount Roger. The circuit offers amazing 180 degree views across Belconnen region, and far beyond. There can be lots of birds and other wildlife in this area.

    The gradient is reasonably easy - with some small undulations. We will walk as a group, taking breaks if needed. The track is a dirt/gravel track with a few sections that can get a bit muddy.

    There is an optional social coffee at the Spence Shops (Spence IGA Grocer), after the walk.

    WHERE TO MEET: Wicken Place, Spence

    FACILITIES: No toilets at Mount Rogers

    WHAT TO BRING: Water / Rain jacket / Hat / Sunscreen

    BORING BUT IMPORTANT BITS:

    In the event of predicted thunderstorms, the walk may not proceed. Please always check your email before the start of the activity, in the event we need to cancel. We will notify cancellations through Humanatix (sometimes people accidentally dismiss those emails as spam).

    As we are volunteer social group, we don't have insurance, so please ensure you have your own Ambulance coverage. Please also read our liability waiver, here:

    https://womensadventure.net/gr...

    ABOUT THE ACTIVITY LEAD:

    Kelli has been leading walks for Women's Adventure ACT since 2017. She loves helping women get outdoors, meet new friends and connect with nature.






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