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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…

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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…

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…

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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…

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American rock climbing legends, Alex Honnold and Tommy Caldwell have been making international headlines for speed climbing 'The Nose' of El Capitan in Yosemite…

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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…

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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…

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Megan Holbeck explores how parenthood and gender roles affect adventure.   Whenever I read anything by men on trips, I think of the women holding the fort at h…

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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…

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The French Ridge Track, on NZ's South Island, offers hikers a tough, near-vertical challenge. But it's well worth the effort. MIKE TYSON AND I share something i…