The mountain - kunanyi / Mount Wellington looks over Hobart like an ever-present being. Some look up to gauge the weather, others look up in traffic and promise to visit soon. But how well do we know the mountain? Wild Wellness combined forces with Walk on kunanyi to deliver an experience never before hosted on the mountain. Like submerge yourself in mountain water kind of different. And we have dates in January/February waiting for you to join.
1. Expert Guiding
Andy isn’t any guide. He grew up on the mountain. He’s followed trails and lunched on boulders most will never know of. His love of kunanyi is palpable. Sure, any local or visitor can drive up and walk a trail. But with Andy, you get to know the mountain on a deeper level. He’ll share stories from indigenous days, to wayward convicts to determined bushrangers. He also has a keen eye for wild flowers and wildlife who call the mountain home.
2. Breathing Deeply
The mountain air feels so good in your lungs. Led by Wim Hof Instructor Piet Blokker (or equally qualified guru when Piet is adventuring elsewhere), we’ll invite you to breathe. Inhale. Exhale. Feel that mountain air flow deep into your being. Lie down and breathe it all in. This is so out of the ordinary in our fast-paced world you could be forgiven for falling asleep … that’s ok. This is about hitting pause.
3. Mountain Water Dipping
We become one with fresh mountain water. Yes, that’s right we take the plunge. (not compulsory but highly recommended). Cold water therapy is at the core of the Wild Wellness Method. Led by Piet, depending on our secret locales you’ll either submerge in a natural waterhole, hop into a mountain-water bath or let cool waters shower down over you. This is an intimate connection with the mountain and doubles as an excellent way to confuse other mountain goers who wonder why you’re in a bathing suit on a mountain trail.
4. Fireside Journaling
Journaling is good for the soul. It’s even better when you hit pen to paper up a mountain. Clear air seems to bring clarity of thought. Don’t know what to write? Wild Wellness journaling is guided, so you get the very best out of your high-altitude words. Whether it’s journalist and journaller Amanda Ducker leading or founder Alice Hansen, we’ll invite you to write in a way that will become your portal to return to the mountain any time you re-read your words. Out of summer, we’ll gather fireside, but year-round we’ll be hugged by the walls of an alpine hut.
5. Delish Tassie Fare
No need to get up early to pack the lunch box. Andy serves up the most delish Tassie fare ranging from Pigeon Hole treats with a morning tea view through to firing up the barbie for lunch. That’s not before a platter emerges from seemingly no where with the likes of Bay of Fires cheese and local pepperberry quince paste. And yes, he carries all this on his back.
So come and see the mountain with us. In a wilder way. In a memorable way. In a way that will have you looking up to the mountain and feeling like you know kunanyi just a little more closely.
Join us - dates now open for January 23 and February 27.