I grew up in Sydney, Australia in a family that never went camping or on outdoors adventures.
Therefore, it came as somewhat of a surprise to discover hiking and camping in my mid 20’s and it fast became somewhat of an obsession.
Since then, I’ve become a leader with the Sydney Bush Walkers Club and Search Manager with NSW SES Bush Search and Rescue.
The outdoors totally changed my life and I’m keen to share my knowledge and stories with others – hoping that they’ll catch the bug too! Apart from sharing tips here and on the YouTube channel, I am a casual outdoor guide for the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, encouraging young people aged 14-17 years old to fall in love with wild places and I also teach wilderness navigation for adults with traditional map and compass techniques.
When I’m not out in the bush, I can be found running a Production and Communications Consultancy shooting in remote and logistically tricky locations such as jungles, volcanoes and on the high seas… and often from helicopters.
You can also find me as a regular contributor and columnist for Great Walks Magazine, along with my other freelance travel writing and photographic work that has appeared in Travel Play Live, Wild, Outdoor Australia, North & South (NZ) and Jetstar inflight.
I can be heard live on radio ABC702 Weekends with Simon Marnie and have appeared as a speaker and workshop host at events such as Bushwalking Australia Conferences, ProBlogger, ORIC (Outdoor Recreation Industry) Conference, SheWentWild and the Women’s Adventure Summit.
For more background, see this article in the Blue Mountains Gazette.
You can contact me here.
In July 2013, as an avid user of their products for over 10 years, I was delighted to be appointed a Macpac Ambassador.
Acknowledgement of Country
I would like to acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the lands through which I hike and live, and pay my respects to Elders past and present. I recognise the strength, resilience and capacity of Aboriginal people in this land. This website is produced on Gundungurra and Darug Country.
Credit and Copyright
All content on this website, unless otherwise stated, is Copyright Caro (Carolyn) Ryan. Home page main photograph and Caro bio pic is by Jake Anderson.