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Drew Jolowicz & Buff Farnell scoping lines and conditions top of Hamburg. PICTURE CREDIT: Karl Gray Sick of standing on the side of the ski resort boundary…

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FOR MILLENNIA HUMANS HAVE looked to the skies to predict what the weather might bring. These days we no longer need to do it for ourselves; information about th…

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THERE'S NO SINGLE perfect solution to bush accommodation – there are so many variables affecting your choice; destination, numbers camping (family or single/dou…

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I STAND ALONE at the foot of the cliff, hefting an axe in each hand. Staring up at the imposing wall of ice I feel something primal stir within me. This is a ba…

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Ditch these products to keep the outdoors pristine, for your adventures and your grandchildren's. The average Australian throws away a whopping 560kg of waste…

Weekend Escapes

GO ON A trip to Far North Queensland and explore the area around the largest town on the Atherton Tablelands. Mareeba experiences more than 300 sunny days a yea…

THE GR20 IS KNOWN in Corsica as fra li monti, which means ‘across the mountains’. And that’s what this trail is – the path is made clear only by the cairns and…

PLAN A IS to hook up with Kiwi photographer and mate Derek Morrison for some fun around NZ’s outdoor mecca, Queenstown. However, on day three of a brutal fronta…

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…

IT WAS WHEN the chicken came on board that we started to relax. It wasn’t yet 8am and we’d already been drenched in river spray in pearly pre-dawn light, seen o…

Day one: Take one IT WAS ABOUT four o’clock in the afternoon when we reached Wombat Creek Campground, 10km from where we’d parked the car and set off just befor…

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…

Prior preparation and planning prevents poor performance, as the (sanitised) quip goes, and it's about as solidly truthful a cliche as you'll find when it comes…

IT WAS IN Utah a couple of years ago and on a day of glorious New Year powder, thigh deep and dry, when, thanks to an abrupt change in circumstances, three ques…

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Man left the trees 4.2 million years ago. Sleeping in a Tentsile makes you wonder why we ever left. An unidentifiable creature (ferocious beast?) is ransacking…