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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…

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With majestic alpine scenery, a wide variety of terrain, and a family-friendly hut system, the Routeburn is an accessible classic trek YES, THE WELL-KNOWN Milfo…

IT WAS IN Utah a couple of years ago and on a day of glorious New Year powder, thigh deep and dry, when, thanks to an abrupt change in circumstances, three ques…

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…

THE CYCLING INDUSTRY loves a sub-category to headline a new marketing campaign. Add a jazzy name, a few bright colours and voila, a new supposedly must-have seg…

PLAN A IS to hook up with Kiwi photographer and mate Derek Morrison for some fun around NZ’s outdoor mecca, Queenstown. However, on day three of a brutal fronta…

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…

YOU KNOW YOU'RE in adventure heaven when every day exploring a country can be kicked off with hot pancakes and maple syrup for breakfast, and (quite often) be f…

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

IF THERE'S A GOD of the outdoors, you can bet your life he/she is behind the creation of New Zealand’s South Island. With its wild landscape encompassing everyt…

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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…

Destinations

Get yourself a backcountry pass, pack your bear spray and head into the true wilderness of Yellowstone NP, Wyoming. Two days and as many river valleys behind us…

Adventure

Weather dominates one of the New Zealand's longest treks, but sometimes the landscape makes you forget the wet. ONLY A FEW HUNDRED METRES from the track head an…

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Linking up a series of Victorian High Country huts over the course of an epic week's walk. ICON. A SMALL WORD with a big weight of expectation. It denotes somet…

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Discovering Tasmania’s Southwest Wilderness. Tasmania’s Southwest exudes an almost mythical quality – it’s a place that inspires adventurers and explorers, envi…