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Planning a rock climbing trip is exciting — and the rigorous fitness training required is always worth the effort. But sometimes even themore experienced climb…

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ADJUSTMENTS FOR HIMALAYAN FIRST-TIMERS 1. Sharing the track with huge hairy animals with sharp horns and no sense of personal space. 2. The slow, steady pace se…

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Huw Kingston muses on some of the things that go into organising an expedition, using his yearlong journey around the Mediterranean by kayak, foot, ocean rowboa…

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Fitness, a ‘good engine’, endurance or staying power – it doesn’t matter what you call it – a solid cardio regime should be a staple life consideration for a wh…

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In today’s high-tech, modern, everything-at-our-fingertips world, it’s easy to overlook the lack of nutritious dietary options whenever we’re out in the middle…

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Prior to huge treks by foot, there's a few things you can do to clear the path of stumbling blocks. Te Araroa veteran Laura Waters discusses her methods, from s…

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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…

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I WAS SOAKED to the bone. The wind howled around me. The granite rock stretched forward into empty whiteness, and I gripped onto the wet, greyish rope that guid…

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Monique and Simon Carter have been producing the definitive climbing guidebook to the Blue Mountains for more years than they care to mention. But, guidebook, i…

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FOR 12 HOURS we'd walked into thinning air, climbing towards one of the highest and harshest points in Africa, the endless sprawl of the Ethiopian plains like a…

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Fancy yourself as a modern day adventurer, when you’re really a complete noob? Your first extended trip into the great outdoors can be daunting, but our first-t…

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Ensure a successful walking trip each and every time by adopting these tried and tested tips from the experts. You have arrived at the campsite after the first…

Weekend Escapes

I WAS GOBSMACKED. A massive Queensland groper lazily swam over to my sea kayak before performing the aquatic equivalent of buzzing the tower, swimming directly…

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…

SUCH IS THE challenge of circumnavigating Australia in a kayak that you can count on one hand the number of people who have done it. With obstacles such as seri…