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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…

I WAS SADDENED to hear that an Australian woman died on Everest in the last few days and that a second member of the same team also died, separately but in the…

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

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Make your next epic adventure pet friendly, with our complete beginners guide to hiking with your pooch. Have you ever wanted to hit the trails with your fun lo…

PACK YOUR BACKPACK, lace up those boots and grab some popcorn, the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour (BMFFWT) is almost here. With screenings scheduled in…

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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…

Destinations

Megan Holbeck celebrates a twin milestone on a two-week trek to the Gokyo Lakes. My twin sister and I trudged up the hill in a chorus of puffing. We’d stopped t…

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…

ABOUT TO MAKE A beach landing, we fly lazily above Stewart Island, the large landmass sitting away from the rest of the country, its lush vegetation and colossa…

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You can't spend every minute outdoors, but that doesn't mean your relaxation time can't still be exciting. 1. Touching the Void Joe Simpson (1989) An incredible…

Protecting valuable assets - whether fragile ecosystems, unique historical settlements, rare fauna and flora - is always a worthy undertaking. Now, think about…

Destinations

AS WE HOVER ABOVE the Bay of Plenty in a Robinson R44 chopper and look towards the horizon, I can almost see the curvature of the Earth. The South Pacific Ocean…

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…

Destinations

Forming the basis of many an adventurer,s daydream, the following hikes are high up on the 'must-do' list of anyone who lives to conquer the outdoors. To truly…

Destinations

TOUR DU MONT BLANC, FRANCE, ITALY, SWITZERLAND Distance: Approx.170km When to go: July to September Arguably at the forefront of multi-day walks in Europe, thi…