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Outdoor Magazine

Outdoor Magazine September - October 2017

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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4 Issues

in this issue

2 min.
it , s a new dawn for outdoor.

G’day, I’m Jack Murphy and I’ll be your guide for the next hour or two. Lace up your hiking boots, get your feet on the pedals, clip in your carabiner and grab a paddle, because you’re about to get an adrenaline hit. If you’re not inspired, motivated or excited to do something (or everything!) in this issue, then I’ll go back to my childhood job ferrying wealthy boat owners with large hats to their even larger, expensive fibreglass boats. But don’t make me do that – I much prefer this job. I’m seriously chuffed to be at the reins of Outdoor. When it all started more than 20 years ago, I was still in nappies. Neoprene ones. You see, I’ve always been a bit of an outdoor entrepreneur and storyteller. From…

7 min.
this issue’s expedition team

Q1. Where’s your base camp? Q2. What’s your outdoor speciality? Q3. You’re about to be stranded in the Amazon rainforest. You can take one item with you, what is it? (no EPIRBS or satellite phones!) Q4. What’s the most epic trip you’ve been on? MITCH COX Mitch is an Aussie photographer chasing perfect light and unforgettable locations. His current project is exploring his own country’s unique brilliance in a self made campervan, along with his partner in crime, Cleo. Hiking, kayaking, surfing and skating their way around their island home, the couple have plenty of stories to tell. A1. I’m currently living out of my van, so you can find me parked up near a beach somewhere on the east coast of Australia. A2. I’m all about hiking – it’s the only way to get the most…

1 min.
can you trek it? yes, you can

Not only can you trek Everest Base Camp, but if you get in quick, you can do it alongside ultra-marathon runner Heather Hawkins. She will return to Nepal in October, following her 1700km trek across the Great Himalaya Trail last year. The 23 day circuit trek to Gokyo Lakes and Everest Base Camp will raise vital cash for the Can Too Foundation for cancer research. It’s a cause close to the adventurer and author’s heart, after she fought life-threatening ovarian cancer in her early 40s. Just five years on, she has conquered an incredible 17 marathons and three ultra-marathons. She can lay claim to being the female winner of the North Pole Marathon, and completing the World Marathon Challenge – seven marathons in seven days on seven continents. Be inspired…

1 min.
tassie’s top five

Sure, MONA is cutting-edge, and Bruny Island's cheese and pinot noir are mouth-watering, but the jewel in the crown of the Apple Isle is its wilderness. Sink your teeth into the state's landscapes Tassie devil style, on this 38 day trek, powered by your own steam, covering the length of the island. Head out on The Great Tasmanian Traverse and experience Penguin to Cradle, The Overland Track, Frenchmans Cap Track, Franklin River Rafting and the South Coast Trek. The inaugural, fully-guided journey will start at the beginning of the Coast to Cradle Trail in the north and finish at Cockle Creek, Australia's southern most town. Passes range from moderate to challenging, so it'll please even the most hardcore trekkers, and there'll be plenty of time for cheese and wine when…

4 min.
rebirth on the rock

“Fear is meaningless... being scared or being calm, the result will be the same.” Here’s a tip on how to get schooled in living for the moment – take your lesson from legendary UK mountaineer and rock climber Paul Pritchard. On your darkest day, if you heard him speak about recovering from his life-changing accident climbing Tasmania’s Totem Pole, you’d be hard pressed not to feel at least a glimmer of optimism. On his recent speaking tour, ‘Beyond Doing it Scared’, Paul spoke of his life pre and post accident, his “rebirth” on the Totem Pole, and what keeps him planning new expeditions. It’s gripping stuff and not because it’s a tale of “disability defying all odds”. His is the story of the spirit of adventure, and how once it’s in your…

2 min.
paul’s top five climbs

1 Gogarth in Wales was my favourite cliff to climb, a loose frightening complex of zawns above sometimes raging Irish Sea. All the climbs there are serious undertakings, but if I was pressed to choose my top climb it would be The Enchanted Broccoli Garden on Left Hand Red Wall. This is still the only hard rock climb I know of where the belayer could die if her/his leader falls. We used shock tapes to lessen the load on the RP belay. This is where I learned to trust in myself and others. 2 El Regalo de Mwomo, Torres del Paine, Patagonia was my first ‘big wall’ climb. The 1.2km vertical face took us three weeks sleeping in portaledges (a cross between a stretcher and a hammock that hangs from a…