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Outdoor Magazine

Outdoor Magazine November - December 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
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in this issue

2 min.
no end to the outdoor life

THE YEAR HAS FLOWN by – again. As summer looms it is the perfect time to look back, but also forward, in terms of AG Outdoor. This year, as I mentioned in last issue’s editorial, the magazine (which is now even more than that, reaching across our website and social media) celebrated 20 years. This is a significant milestone but was more than matched by two of our long-term supporters. Aussie-born outdoor gear manufacturer Mountain Designs celebrated 40 years of designing some of the best adventure equipment around. Also turning 40 was Oz adventure-travel brand World Expeditions, who are still the global stand-out when it comes to providing travellers with adventure-filled trips to amazing destinations. You would think, after all this time between us, that we’d have covered every single type of…

2 min.
letter of the issue

Dear AG Outdoor Team, This is just a short note to congratulate you on your 20th Anniversary. It seems only a little while back I picked up a copy of the magazine, and I’ve been a loyal reader ever since. Whether I’ve been on ridgelines or in re-entrants, airport terminals or hospital wards, it seems I’ve had a copy of the magazine with me. It’s been a constant source of inspiration and an opportunity to think outdoors when those times in life just don’t provide the opportunity to get out there. It has been a pleasure to watch my children get lost in the pages of your magazine and then plan future adventures. AG Outdoor was a huge influence on my son; he and I walking the Jatbula Trail earlier this month,…

1 min.
adventure grant 2016

EXPLORATION IS FINDING the thing we love and relentlessly pursuing it. It’s pushing the boundaries of our physical and creative self-expression. The North Face/AG Outdoor Adventure Grant has taken Australian and New Zealand explorers around the world, providing them with the resources to attempt their boldest expeditions. From a peak-bagging saga through New Zealand to exploratory canyoning on La Reunion, and summit attempts in Nepal and Afghanistan, recipients of The North Face Adventure Grant have used the support from The North Face and AG Outdoor to pursue their far-reaching goals in the great outdoors, to go in search of the unknown. The TNF/AGO Adventure Grant is your chance to fuel your relentless pursuit for exploration. Applications close on 31 December 2015, so you’d better get on the case ASAP! The North Face Adventure…

1 min.
yakima lockn’load

Yakima’s Australian division has entered the competitive world of aftermarket 4WD roof-rack systems with the new LockN’Load heavy-duty system. Uniquely, for the US brand, this new system was actually designed and engineered at its Brisbane, Australia HQ, which is great news for Australian 4WD tourers/commercial vehicle owners as the ‘local’ Yakima team knows just what is required when it comes to ensuring the system can withstand the rigours of outback/off-road travel in this country. The LockN’Load roof bars have a load rating of 75kg per bar and bolt directly to Yakima’s new low-rise leg that utilises a wide base (with two bolts for additional strength) that can be attached to either track or fixed-point roof-rack set-ups. The bars are highly featured: the rubber load strip assists in preventing load slippage while offering protection…

1 min.
kangaroo island wilderness trail

South Australia’s Kangaroo Island is known as a place of natural beauty, diverse wildlife and rugged coastlines, but up until now no multi-day trail has linked it all. That will change with the opening of the Kangaroo Island (KI) Wilderness Trail in mid-2016. The five-day, 63km trail will traverse KI’s rocky, south-western coastline, starting in Flinders Chase National Park and hugging the wild Southern Ocean. The walk will follow the curve of Maupertuis Bay, where walkers will encounter beach-walking, before crossing historic Cape du Couedic and turning east toward Hanson Bay, passing the wind-sculpted Remarkable Rocks and Sanderson Bay on the way. On the last two days, walkers will head north through the Cape Bouguer Wilderness Protection Area, to finish up at the Kelly Hill caves. The trail will be open year-round,…

1 min.
mt baw baw mtb

Mt Baw Baw is kicking off its mountain bike season with the Victorian Enduro Tour. This cool enduro-style event will be held on December 12-13 and will follow a similar format to the European enduro races. So, that means no shuttles taking you up to the top of the mountain – you have to ride up, which adds a great social aspect to this event. Expect to see elite riders but also plenty of weekend riders as the event is aimed at any and all mountain bikers who are keen to test their riding on some of Baw Baw’s brilliant trails. Categories include Under 13/15/17/19; Sport (Beginner) Men/Women, Expert and Elite, as well as the wily Veterans (over 30), Masters (over 40), and Super Masters (over 50). Following on from this…