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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…

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…

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

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…

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…

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…

IN 1966, A DRIVEN young climber (the late Douglas Tompkins) tired of scavenging for quality gear from mail order and army surplus, took a few thousand dollars a…

IN ITS FOURTH year, the Red Bull Illume competition showcases some of the best action and adventure sports photography from around the world. This year, 34,624…

RACING A TOBOGGAN DOWN an icy Austrian mountain road seemed like a good way to score a cheap thrill in between downhill runs. That was until I smashed my face i…

Reviews

FEW AUSTRALIAN OUTDOOR brands have done as well as Mountain Designs, particularly when it comes to ones that have a broad range of products and the credibility…

I HAVE ONE item of Arc’teryx outdoor apparel in my cupboard: a very well used Theta AR jacket I bought 10 years ago. The Canadian company is renowned for its hi…

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/…

WHAT'S THAT? FAIRLY NEW to trekking, you say? Well, before you and all that fancy new gear of yours heads off to tackle the Great Himalayan highways with nary a…

YOU WINCE AT THE memory of the feeling: the soles of your feet tenderised black and blue, straps cutting into your shoulder blades, your hip belt rubbing you ra…