Tracy is the founder and lead guide for Off The Beaten Track WA and has a huge passion for getting people outdoors!
Tracy’s background is in marketing and events and loves being creative with nature and trails to bring you unique hiking experiences.
Tracy loves the energy of the Stirling Ranges, the coastline of the Cape to Cape track and the mammoth Karri trees in Pemberton. But nothing beats exploring in her own backyard, with her favourite Perth trails being Kitty’s Gorge and Mt Cooke.
Tracy and Andrew recently completed 8 days hiking the Overland Track in Tasmania. The rugged mountainous terrain was incredibly scenic, challenging but totally amazing!
“My favourite adventures have been my Cape to Cape end to end in Dec 2018, The Grampians Peaks trail in June 2019, the very recent Stirling Ridge Walk in Sept 2019 and of course Overland Track Tasmania in December 2019 – all of which have been alongside my amazing partner Andrew. The Ridge really tested me but I loved that sense of achievement from conquering WA’s most extreme hike!”
Andrew has been with OTBT from the very start as Tail End Charlie and now Leads the challenging Endurance Hikes!
Andrew is incredibly talented at the technical, artistic and lighting stuff and utilises these skills by bringing the WOW to OTBT events.
Andrew has always loved the outdoors and spent his 20s cycling through many UK hillsides. After arriving in WA, his love of road cycling morphed to a passion for mountain biking, hiking and camping.
His sense of adventure has led Andrew to Mt Snowden and the Black Mountains in Wales, the Grampians in Victoria, Cape to Cape, Overland Track, Tasmania and the Stirling Ranges here in Western Australia.
He will soon be adding some Karajini trails to his long list of hiking achievements or rather crossing it off his long bucket list of hiking goals!
Aubrey first developed her fervor for the outdoors as a child, roaming the trails and mountains of Upstate New York with her family, and into her teen years with friends and colleagues.
In her first 4 years as an outdoor adventure guide at a kids summer camp, she began to see the wonderful benefits of bringing people together to immerse in nature.
After moving to WA, she has wandered many of the wonderful trails along WA’s coastline and camped in the beautiful parks of the stunning and serene Aussie bush.
Aubrey truly believes that the best experiences in life come from exploring together outside and she’s keen to share her knowledge and passion of outdoor recreation, yoga and meditation with Off the Beaten Track WA.
At the age of 23 Lou went overseas, and conquered Mt Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. This hike really wet her appetite for overnight hikes.
Since then some of her biggest achievements have been:- Kepler Track (NZ), Thorsborne Trail (Qld), The Overland Track (Tas), The Teton Crest Trail (Rocky Mountains – USA).
She really enjoys spending any free time exploring the Perth Hills and the WA South West Region and loves meeting new people on hikes with Off The Beaten Track WA.
“I absolutely love the Stirling Ranges and have hiked most of the peaks with my three small children. My husband and I have just returned from an end to end on the Cape to Cape Track and it was just spectacular!”
Lou has been Tail End Charlie for the past year and in 2020 you’ll see her up the front as she begins leading OTBT hikes!
Born and raised in the gravel and gums of WA’s beautiful Perth Hills, Claire is a nature lover and adventurous spirit.
Claire enjoys exploring the worlds natural landscapes either by foot or by packing up her lunch and hopping on a bike for a peddling style adventure!
Some of her favourite adventures so far include hiking the Cape to Cape Track and The Murchison River in Kalbarri, as well as cycling The Ring of Kerry in Ireland.
Claire has a background in sport and a passion for all things movement and physical activity, especially when it comes to hitting the dance floor!
When she is not hiking with the team at Off The Beaten Track WA, Claire is also yoga teacher and enjoys combining her love of mindful movement and meditation with nature.
She finds that the best medicine for calming the mind is to head into a forest with some yummy snacks and find a nice big rock to sit on and ponder life!
Michelle Ryan is walkingtwobytwo, a Western Australian hiker that has hiked many a trail throughout the world and especially here in her homeland of Australia, favouring the long distance trails!
She is a Freelance Writer, a published Author and
Documentarian; having much of her work in numerous magazines throughout the world and also online.
Michelle produced a documentary, Bibbulmun Journeys, in 2018 on the 1003km Bibbulmun Track that showcases its beauty and the people who love it, walk it and care for it.
In 2018 she published her first book, The Capes, this is a guidebook to walking the popular Western Australian Coastal Track, the Cape to Cape. In 2019 she published her second book, Feed the Hike, a book about sustaining your hike through Mind, Body and Diet. Recently, Michelle also started a YouTube channel –
walkingtwobytwo, to share more of her hiking wisdom
“In my life my hope is to encourage more people to get outside and experience nature and explore what this world really has to offer us other than what is in our immediate surroundings.”
Michelle joins our team to lead some multi-day OTBT hiking experiences along the Bibbulmun Track!