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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…

Adventure

A stunning trek in one of earth's most famous adventure destinations comes with a message about how we should be managing our precious places.  Humankind exists…

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…

LIKE ANYTHING, NATURAL BUSH skills and general savvy in the outdoors take time to develop. More so, it takes a natural want," says Monash University's outdoor…

I CAN ONLY SPEAK from the bloke's perspective (I'm guessing women have other things on their mind), but when my wife gave birth the first time, there was a flee…

Reviews

Aaron Flanagan recently went trekking in the Himalaya, where he was able to test out a range of outdoor clothing and gear in one of the world's highest proving…

Guides

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…

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…

Destinations

New Zealand's Rabbit Pass trek, a technical challenge devoid of creature comforts, should probably be known as mountain goat trek. HOP TO IT Waking to valley mi…

“Like an orb!” our guide, David, translated, as he formed a perfect imaginary sphere with his hands. We moulded, at best, a warped football. If you ever wanted…

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…

Adventure

Escape into the New Zealand wild on the four-day Milford Track exploring lush prehistoric scenery. STRETCHING 53.5KM, AND WENDING its way through the valleys an…

Adventure

Jinshanling is a great base for exploring China's Great Wall. "LIKE AN ORB!" our guide, David, translated, as he formed a perfect imaginary sphere with his hand…

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From pristine beaches to untouched rainforests, it's clear Tasmania is an incredibly special place - but to explore this rugged wilderness you need to be prepar…