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Learn to build one of the easiest snow shelters - a cross between an igloo and a snow cave. Temperatures inside a snow shelter will be at least 0°C no matter wh…

Destinations

THE LIAR WAS grinning now. Amid the high-end digs and flashy condos, with their uniformed doormen and valet parking, The Liar sat behind the desk of an establis…

Adventure

REGAINING CONSCIOUSNESS TO discover you're buried alive in a hole in the ground is not everyone's idea of a good time. Once the sleepy fug has cleared sufficien…

Adventure

One of Australia's greatest contemporary explorers, Kate Leeming, discusses what motivates her ongoing quest to break new ground. Setting off from the city of…

Adventure

When a blizzard hits three snowshoers in Kosciuszko National Park, a historical tragedy seems destined to repeat itself... But an amusing tale ensues. Now and…

Adventure

Outdoor straps on the clamp-ons and wields the ice axe to go Munro-bagging in the Scottish Highlands. “It looks like something out of Psycho,” I say, staring at…

Adventure

Is there nothing that New Zealand can’t make into a theme park? Look I get the draw of Hobbiton for people fascinated by Middle Earth and all that but a park ba…

Adventure

Drew Jolowicz & Buff Farnell scoping lines and conditions top of Hamburg. PICTURE CREDIT: Karl Gray Sick of standing on the side of the ski resort boundary…

Guides

I STAND ALONE at the foot of the cliff, hefting an axe in each hand. Staring up at the imposing wall of ice I feel something primal stir within me. This is a ba…

Weekend Escapes

SWIM WITH SEA LIONS, take in Queensland's rainforests with a canopy-level view, canoe in wine country or mountain bike through alpine bushland. There's heaps to…

Guides

One sleeping bag, one tent, one pair of boots, one pack. In Outdoor’s estimation, regardless of how often you use a piece of equipment, it should last for yonks…

Guides

Prior to huge treks by foot, there's a few things you can do to clear the path of stumbling blocks. Te Araroa veteran Laura Waters discusses her methods, from s…

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Hardshell or softshell jackets? Hardshell jackets are designed to offer full weather protection. In other words, they are designed to be windproof, waterproof a…

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I WAS SOAKED to the bone. The wind howled around me. The granite rock stretched forward into empty whiteness, and I gripped onto the wet, greyish rope that guid…

Guides

Fancy yourself as a modern day adventurer, when you’re really a complete noob? Your first extended trip into the great outdoors can be daunting, but our first-t…