Outdoor Magazine January - February 2018

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.

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new year, new adventures

Congratulations. If you’re reading this, you survived 2017. The outdoor lifestyle might be emotionally and spiritually rewarding, as well as visually spectacular, but it can also be dangerous. One slip or a minor lapse in concentration and you can be left badly injured, or worse. Sometimes, the misfortune can be completely out of your control — wrong place, wrong time. So why the hell do we do it? Well, for many of us, the element of danger is exactly what keeps us coming back for more. We’re all adrenaline junkies in some way, shape or form — and one of the best ways to feed that beast is with heart-pumping adventures in the outdoors. Speaking of adventures, this issue of Outdoor is filled to the brim with ’em. We go behind…

4 min.
this month’s expedition crew

QUESTIONS Q1. What exciting Outdoor tale do you have for us this issue? Q2. What , s the top adventure on your list Q3. You for , ve 2018 got 24 ? hours with the explorer/ adventure athlete of your choice (living or dead). Who do you choose, where do you go and what do you do? ANDREW BAIN A1. A week of midwinter snow and ice play on the Arctic Circle in Finland. A2. Hiking the southernmost trekking route in the world - the Dientes Circuit on Chile’s Isla Navarino. A3. If I’m with an adventure athlete, I’m going straight to the top – Kilian Jornet. We’re going long: into Tasmania’s Eastern Arthurs, culminating in the summit of Federation Peak. Followed by several days of sleep. NATALIE CAVALLARO A1. I had a chat with gun Aussie adventure photographer…

4 min.
outdoor community fights back

“It is shocking to see such a large elimination of protected areas, in what is also a popular outdoor destination for Australians” United States President Donald Trump’s widely condemned move to shrink the size of national monuments in Utah “sets a dangerous global precedent”, according to the Australian Conservation Foundation. The global outdoor community’s much-loved landscapes are under direct threat, after the president announced in early December that he would reduce the size of the Bears Ears National Monument by 85 per cent, while the Grand Staircase Escalante would be reduced by roughly half. Under recommendation by the US’s Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, the move reverses work by former Democratic presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton, who designated the landmarks' monument status under the Antiquities Act during their terms. There are grave…

2 min.
pedal power

It was an incredible feat of physical and mental endurance One person alone can’t change the world, but if determined enough, they can make a huge step towards progress. That’s the thinking of Sydney university student Sam Mitchell who has been named Australian Geographic Society’s Young Adventurer of the Year. The 23 year-old was recognised for his efforts to solve the energy crisis through solar power, after he traversed the 1850km Canning Stock route in Western Australia on a home-made, solar powered fat bike. It was an incredible feat of physical and mental endurance that began in Sydney and went to Alice Springs and beyond, across the Tanami Desert to Halls Creek. All up the distance was 4,000km, most of it on soft sand. Crossing both the Gibson and Great Sandy Deserts, Sam undertook…

4 min.
wild-hearted women

I’ll let you in on a little secret, although I’m sure you already know: women are completely badass. Forget historical images of tea parties, mild manners and tapestries, the modern woman is fierce, adventurous and wild. And while you’ll find examples of this untamed spirit in almost any room or hiking track across the country, it was in particular abundance at the recent Women’s Adventure Expo in Sydney. The event saw an impressive line-up of adventurous women give talks on their motivations, fears and achievements. From riding a motorcycle across Africa solo for 15 months, to sailing around Antarctica alone, or traversing 1000km on horseback across Mongolia, the list of key speakers was enough to light a fire in the belly of this here journalist, and I’m sure I’m not alone.…

3 min.
real and radical

If you’ve ever wondered what it would feel like if your heart tried to break-dance to the rhythm of a jack-hammer, Radical Reels Film Festival is the environment in which to find out. Renowned worldwide as the revved up little sibling of the Banff Mountain Film Festival, Radical Reels showcases the best in action sports films from across the globe that are equal parts hair-raising and inspiring. Outdoor was lucky enough to view the 2017 Australian film tour in the historic setting of Melbourne’s Astor Theatre, and the creaky chairs of the grand old venue only increased the feeling of risk. No matter what your outdoor adventure poison is, Radical Reels has your fix. This year there were nine films ranging in length from five to 27 minutes, and each of…