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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…

THIRTY-TWO YEARS ago Greg Mortimer and Tim Macartney-Snape reached the summit of Mt Everest in the dying light of a post-monsoon day – below them an endless vis…

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Nepal is the spiritual home of mountaineering, and adventurers pay big bucks to summit the world's tallest peaks. But when money speaks louder than skill and ex…

SIR CHRIS BONINGTON  - one of the most successful expedition leaders in mountaineering history, and generally regarded as a British 'national treasure' - will m…

Destinations

Despite its relatively modest 3724m peak, Aoraki/Mount Cook isn't for the faint-hearted. It's one of the toughest climbs on Earth. SO YOU WANT TO summit Aoraki/…

Reviews

The search for the perfect sleeping bag is endless and dependent on various factors. Outdoor took many naps in the quest for a sublime snooze. You should consid…

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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…

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As the first woman in the world to complete 'The Seven-Seven', Katie Sarah's name is now synonymous with mountaineering, but the milestone has done nothing to c…

1. Tongariro Northern Circuit Active volcanoes, craters and a small desert crossing (yes, there’s a desert in NZ) are highlights of the Tongariro Northern Circ…

AIMED SQUARELY AT "the core mountaineering and climbing community", The North Face's AW16 Summit Series collection – relaunched and rebooted for the first time…

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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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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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There's more to mountain biking in Bhutan than speeding down winding roads past monasteries and snow-capped peaks. "WHEN YOU RIDE ON a mountain bike, you see a…

IT IS OCTOBER 1983: the year 76 people die in the Ash Wednesday fires, BMX Bandits launches Nicole Kidman’s fledgling career and Bob Hawke becomes prime ministe…

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After a devastating accident climbing Tasmania's Totem Pole altered the course of his life, renowned climber Paul Pritchard was forced to draw on the reserves o…