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Travel & Outdoor
Outdoor Magazine

Outdoor Magazine July - August 2015

Widely regarded as Australia’s premier adventure magazine, Outdoor features human-powered experiences such as hiking, mountain biking and paddling; road trips and iconic destinations; as well as an array of technical features and how-to guides. It’s a respected brand with a rich heritage that captures the spirit of adventure through inspiring content, top-notch images and great practical tips.

Country:
Australia
Language:
English
Publisher:
Adventures Group Holdings Pty Ltd
Frequency:
Quarterly
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in this issue

2 min.
it pays to look close to home

THERE’S NO DOUBT the entire world is packed with adventure destinations. Everyone you speak to will have a bucket list of countries they’re keen to go and explore, with the hope of finding something unique when it comes to an adventurous holiday. Sometimes, however, it is worth looking that little bit closer to home and, for us Australians, there’s nowhere that better fits the bill of awesome destination than Tasmania. It’s our smallest state but I reckon it would have to be at the top of the list when it comes to adventure per square kilometre. It’s sometimes easy for “mainlanders” to forget the Apple Isle when we’re planning that great escape, but to do so would be foolish; Tassie has it all on a platter – and, crucially, it is all…

2 min.
letter of the issue

THE SPICE OF LIFE Was stoked to see the May-June 2015 issue of OUTDOOR continued the tradition of this great mag in covering a variety of adventure activities for readers. I didn’t know whether to start off reading about the awesome new Three Capes Track in Tassie, or jump straight into the How To on family tents. That story, in particular, was perfect timing as my family is in the process of buying a tent for our upcoming summer camping adventures. I also added the Yukon to the bucket-list. It’s hard to believe the magazine is coming up to 20 years of age – it still reads young-at-heart! David Edwards, VIC Congratulations Andy, you’ve won an awesome The North Face Duffel bag (RRP$170). Write to us for your chance to win adventure gear for…

2 min.
our adventurers your adventure

ladakh Cycle Leh to Manali The ultimate adventure cyclist moves on from her epic cycle adventures in Africa, Australia and Russia, to lead our epic Leh to Manali cycle adventure. Kate has an affinity for the Ladakh region from previous travels and is looking forward to doing some training there prior to her looming ‘Breaking the Cycle Antarctica’expedition. Join Kate in Jun 2016: 15 Days $3190pp ex-Delhi nepal Api Himal Exploratory Go exploring with Australia’s legendary mountaineer as he takes you into the beautiful Api-Saipal, in far west Nepal, a region that has changed little in centuries. Tim loves the Himalaya deeply and is passionate about exploratory travel. A classically diverse trek over ground that has seldom or never seen foreigners. Join Tim in May 2016: 32 Days | $7460pp ex-Kathmandu nepal Upper Dolpo Traverse Leave Nepal’s ‘commercial’ trails far…

2 min.
the north face 100 2015

FOR ELITES it is a nine-hour endurance pursuit of steadfast running and strategy, for others it is a 27-hour trudge, hustling to make each checkpoint before cut-off. An event that celebrates international elite athletes, alongside every day runners, The North Face 100 is an inspiring and captivating event to be a part of. In its eighth year, The North Face 100 brought 2000 runners from 35 different countries to the World Heritage listed Blue Mountains, New South Wales. While a record-breaking win from Dylan Bowman, and a mishap in course direction, stole the show at this race, another runner stole the hearts of many onlookers at The North Face 100. In the early stages of the race Purna Tamang, a Nepalese runner supported by Trail Running Nepal, had a steady stride at…

2 min.
the south is calling

SOUTH AMERICA IS jam-packed with adventure. No matter your preferred escape – hiking, paddling, climbing, cycling or vehicle-borne – this continent’s countries have it covered, making it one of the favourite destinations for many of AG Outdoor’s contributors. Here’s a handful of cool new adventures to add to your South America bucket list. Atacama Crossing This 250km trail run is part of the global 4 Desert Race series. The race takes seven days to complete and, if you’re up for it, you’ll need to be (obviously) pretty fit, and able to carry your own gear and food. Water is supplied and you get to collapse in an already set-up tent when you finish each day of running. The reward for all that effort is the chance to cross one of the world’s…

2 min.
aussie raam raiders

IT’S A LONG way from Sydney’s eastern suburbs to Oceanside, California, but reaching the west coast of the US was only the beginning for four Australian women who recently made cycling history by taking on the RAAM (Race Across America) – one of the world’s toughest bike races – winning it, and setting a new record. The Veloroos – Julie-Anne Hazlett, Nicole Stanners, Natasha Horne and Sarah Matthews – were the first all-women Australian team to attempt the RAAM, which sees individuals and teams ride west-to-east across the continent, from Oceanside on the Pacific to Annapolis, Maryland on the Atlantic, pedalling 4828km across 12 states and crunching 51,816 metres of vertical ascent. Unlike the European Grand Tours (Tour de France, Vuelta a Espana and Giro de Italia), the RAAM clock never stops…