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You don't need to be a hardcore alpinist to find adventure in Switzerland's Jungfrau region. HEINRICH HARRER'S HORROR STORIES thump around in my head as I'm dra…

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THE TINY, RED TRAIN wound its way into a fairytale land of green grass, colourful cottages and immaculate flower beds. Seven Australians, faces pressed against…

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Dan Slater embarks on a majestically scenic Swiss Alps adventure, but one replete with muscle-screaming, rock grasping challenges. KLETTERSTEIG It seems silly…

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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…

Destinations

FEATURING ICE-SHEARED SPIRES, sweeping glaciers and alpine meadows, the Tour du Mont Blanc seems irresistible to the modern trekker. However, when the Swiss sci…

Reviews

WHEN A TIMEPIECE is Swiss-made and designed for the US Special Forces, you know it’s going to be capable of taking a great deal of punishment in often unforgivi…

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No strangers to adversity, Paul Pritchard and his crew of fellow adventurers embark on an expedition to challenge them in more ways than one. It is said there a…

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Simon Madden vents his spleen on everything from loud music, human waste and unethical climbing practices that threaten the natural serenity of the Grampians. T…

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When a climbing expedition on Mt Stuart in Washington state took a turn for the worse, Corey McCarthy was forced to dig deep to survive the mountain’s demands…

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What does it take to trust your life in your own knot-tying ability, 100m high? Six days, one guide and a whole lot of courage. A SMALL BEAD OF SWEAT rolls down…

Reviews

Outdoor slaps on the new Suunto Spartan Sport Wrist HR Baro and puts it to the test on an early morning Mt Warning hike. I’ve never been much of a watch guy. I…

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Pat Kinsella hits the grit in the saddle of  gravel bike to see what all the dust is about. Having long-ago swapped 26in MTB wheels for more forgiving 29ers, a…

Events

Shaun Busuttil takes on a half marathon in an inhospitable American desert. But will red tape, wild weather and physical pain hold him back from the finish line…

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BLUFF: THEY COULDN'T have chosen a better name. Not only was the town situated on a lonely outcrop of rock, buffeted by the winds and seas of the roaring fortie…

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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…