With a background in nursing, Gretel has a real interest in women`s health and wellness, and is a strong advocate for the amazing endurance and strength that all women innately have within them.

She has had the good fortune to travel around the world, and to realise many of her dreams as a sponsored athlete. She has run, hiked, cross- country skied, and snowshoed on some breathtaking trails, and met an amazing community of people. During the last 3 years she has lived, trained and raced in Canada, Europe and Australia. She has also worked in Tasmania as a Mountain Guide on the Overland Track. 

In all that Gretel aims for she hopes to inspire other women to dream big, and to live even bigger. She believes that adventure is a metaphor for life; a willingness to explore and risk failure will lead to amazing discoveries. 

This year Gretel co-founded an women's outdoor adventure company called Summit Sisters. Follow the link below to see what they are offering to women in Australia!