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International Women’s Day – 8th March 2019

Celebrating Women and the Outdoors @ Pulse Climbing Adamstown

For International Women’s Day we are celebrating women in the outdoors! Join us on Friday 8th March for a BBQ, story-telling and short films.

Here at Pulse and amongst the local outdoor climbing community , I’m privileged to meet lots of amazing women. They inspire me and even awe me with who they are and what they do! It’ll be great to introduce a few of them to you.


6.30 – Tasty BBQ

7.30 – Talks by a panel of great outdoorsy women and a selection of short films featuring women’s outdoor adventures.

The Women

We’re pleased to announce the following women have agreed to share some of their stories and insights with us:

  • Georgia Marjoribanks – Georgia is a local solicitor with a love of the outdoors. She a cyclist, a climber and one of the people behind the Hunter Area Outdoor Women network. She’s great at building connections and helping others develop their confidence and skills.
  • Monique Bortoli – Monique is a adventure junkie and loves participating in all kinds of adventure races and events. Her current challenge is to complete 10 challenges in 10 months, raising funds for the Yacaaba Centre in Port Stephens. You can check out what she’s up to on her facebook page, Elemental Adventures.
  • Annie Brawn – Annie is a full-time mum and a keen road and mountain biker. She has completed the Great Cycle Challenge Australia a number of times, raising funds for cancer research.


We’ll be showing some awesome short films from past Reel Rocks featuring amazing women.


Entry to the evening is by donation. Your donation goes to charities chosen by the ladies on the panel, and includes:

  • The Yacaaba Centre in Port Stephens, which provides support for women and families facing domestic violence.

Our Partner

Thanks to our lovely next door neighbour, Alex from CrossFit Hunter for letting us use his space!


So we can cater to the right number of people, please let us know if you’re coming. Either say you’re going on the Facebook event, or drop us an email at


The theme for this year’s International Women’s Day is #Balancingforbetter.

The International Women’s Day organisation states:

“Collective action and shared responsibility for driving a gender-balanced world is key. International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women – while also marking a call to action for accelerating gender balance.

“The first International Women’s Day occurred in 1911, supported by over one million people. Today, IWD belongs to all groups collectively everywhere. IWD is not country, group or organization specific.”

This International Women’s Day is a good time to reflect on gender parity in our communities, workplaces and lives, so we can improve the balance and improve lives!