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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…

Adventure

Switzerland is dangerously addictive. Go there once and you'll end up going back every European summer. The big wide world is my oyster, yet every European sum…

Adventure

Outdoor's MTB correspondent has whizzed up a monstrous seasonal roostertail of a single track update. Basically, stock up on OMO and avoid white riding gear unt…

Guides

Simon Madden's guide to the best beginner and intermediate climbing crags in Australia. SIMON MADDEN Simon Madden is the publisher of Vertical Life, Australia’…

Guides

30,000 voices slam Equinor’s oil drilling proposal, as Australia’s fight against potential environmental destruction continues. A big showing at the Victor Har…

Guides

No time for a pilgrimage to Moab or Whistler? Check out these five epic MTB parks within a coo-ee of Melbourne and Sydney. When people think of a mountain biker…

Guides

IT WAS ALL VERY well to spend millions of dollars on Oprah Winfrey spruiking our wide, open spaces, but watch that publicity lose its gloss when actor Sam Worth…

Guides

Avoid buying a pain in the back with these tips to help you achieve backpack nirvana. Osprey Transporter 40 At a hair under $180 the Osprey Transporter 40 is t…

THE GR20 IS KNOWN in Corsica as fra li monti, which means ‘across the mountains’. And that’s what this trail is – the path is made clear only by the cairns and…

Reviews

THE MAIN BUZZ is around the air-sprung cells; essentially little pockets of air laid out in a 'dot-weld' matrix. The gist is that each cell can take your weight…

OUTER SHELLS ARE one of the must-pack items of equipment; whether windy, wet or cold conditions, an outer shell is going to keep you warmer, dryer and safer. As…

CANYONING INVOLVES FOLLOWING a free-flowing river through gorges, waterfalls, caves, canyons and whatever else arises from nature. In order to do this you’ll be…

I OFTEN WONDER if I took up cycling at the age of five just to avoid any notion of walking anywhere. Once I'd discovered the joys of covering terrain on two whe…

FOR A LONG TIME there’s been a great divide in tent options between small one- to two-person backpacking tents and big four-person family-size car-camping tents…

IF YOU WANT a lightweight, compact (when packed) shelter that covers more than a couple of people, then you need a tarp. And before you scoff at “lightweight” a…