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Our man in Africa, Dan Slater, talks about his hiking trek through Namibia’s iconic Brandberg Mountain Range. If, like myself and Julie Andrews in The Sound of…

Adventure

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…

Guides

YOU ARE STANDING ALONG in 30ºC heat beside your car, bonnet up and a 250 km drive from the nearest town. Your car is loaded with gear for the daywalk you were p…

Guides

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

Guides

HAVE YOU HEARD THE ONE about grown men screaming in white pain after thrashing their way through a forest full of the world's most poisonous foliage, their 'bur…

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…

MOUNTAIN SAFETY Research (MSR) has been one of the premier stove companies for decades, with its stove range covering everything from multi-fuel expedition stov…

Over-planning can suck the life right out of a wild adventure, but going in unprepared can quite literally be lethal. Pat Kinsella talks to four seasoned explor…

RUGGED UP IN AN olive-green knitted jersey and cradling a cup of steaming tea in his hands, Paul Harper gazed out to the ocean from the verandah of his temporar…

THE FIRST THING we spot is the steam, drifting in pale swirls off the rocky green mountainside. It’s a heart-lifting sight. At the foot of the mountain is an op…

Adventure

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

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…

Adventure

A wild night in the alps prompts a 3am evacuation. Mid-afternoon, with our wet bodies curled up in a small log hut halfway down Mount Bogong, Sam and I listened…

Adventure

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…

Adventure

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…