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I AM A LITTLE perturbed. I am in an alien environment in which everything around me has been tweaked by nature for millions of years to survive… except me. My e…

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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…

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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…

LIKE ANYTHING, NATURAL BUSH skills and general savvy in the outdoors take time to develop. More so, it takes a natural want," says Monash University's outdoor…

STAND UP PADDLE (SUP) is said to have originated in Hawaii in around 2004, although there is some fantastic footage on Youtube of surfing legend Duke Kahanamoku…

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FOR 12 HOURS we’d walked into thinning air, climbing towards one of the highest and harshest points in Africa, the endless sprawl of the Ethiopian plains like a…

LITTLE MAGNETIC NEEDLES have been pointing the way for explorers and adventurers for centuries. Despite the constant advance of technology, and many premature p…

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Chris Ord takes an introductory course with one of the world's leading survival experts, West Australian Bob Cooper. WHAT KIND OF NAME is Bear* anyway? Sounds t…

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Survial skills in the wilderness, part I Survival skills: staying warm and sheltered Being a well-prepared bushwalker you are already wearing lightweight, lon…

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IN AUGUST 2008, CLARK Carter and Chris Bray became the first people in history to travel across Victoria Island in the Canadian Arctic, on their 1000 Hour Day a…

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FOR MILLENNIA HUMANS HAVE looked to the skies to predict what the weather might bring. These days we no longer need to do it for ourselves; information about th…

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GPS DEVICES AND MOBILE phones with Google maps make getting around a whole lot easier these days. But for times when your trusty gadget has run out of batteries…

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THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT the ease and grace of snorkelling that makes it one of the absolute best outdoor activities. A tiny bit of practice, a minimal amount of…

Prior preparation and planning prevents poor performance, as the (sanitised) quip goes, and it's about as solidly truthful a cliche as you'll find when it comes…

IN TODAY'S WORLD OF iPhones, Flickr and Facebook, the photo is king. As our inboxes are inundated with holiday snaps and shots from our weekend activities, ther…