Outdoor Magazine

Outdoor Magazine Jan/Feb 2020

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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País:
Australia
Idioma:
English
Editor:
Adventures Group Holdings Pty Ltd
Periodicitat:
Quarterly
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11,96 €(IVA inc.)
4 Números

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2 min.
what’s on around australia

Trail running Jan 19 Perth Trail Series - Qi Gong Wungong Regional Park, WA Jan 26 Tamborine Mountain Relays & Marathon Tamborine Mountain, Qld Feb 1 Beerwah at Night Mt Beerwah, Qld Feb 1 Cradle Mountain Run Waldheim, Tas Feb 2 Kilcunda Half Marathon & George Bass Coastal Run Kilcunda, Vic Feb 2 Kunanyi Trail Series: Kunanyi Sunrise Mount Wellington, Tas Feb 7-9 Tassie Trail Fest Derby, Tas Feb 8 Australian Alpine Ascent Trail Run Perisher, NSW Feb 13-16 Oscars 100 Hut 2 Hut Challenge Mt Buller, Vic Feb 16 Coastal Ascent Merewether Beach, NSW Feb 19-23 Delirious W.E.S.T. Northcliffe, WA Feb 29-Mar 1 Baw Baw Trail Run Festival Baw Baw Alpine Resort, Vic 29 Feb Gone Nuts 101 Stanley, Tas Mar 1 Snowies Ultra Trail Run Festival Snowy Mountains, NSW Mar 7-9 Warburton Trail Fest Warburton, Vic Mar 13-14 Takayna Ultra & 22 Arthur River, Tas Mar 24 Trails'n'Ales Ultra Worsley, WA MTB Jan 24-26 Oceania Mountain Bike Championships Dunedin, New Zealand Feb 14-16 Snowies Mountain Bike Festival Snowy Mountains, NSW Feb 22-23 Otway Odyssey MTB Marathon Forrest, Vic Feb 23 Great Otway Gravel Grind Forrest, Vic Mar 1 James Williamson Enduro Challenge Wingello State Forest,…

3 min.
the best technology

THERE’S NOTHING like the birth of a child to focus one’s sense of purpose. Sitting, standing, pacing about, wringing hands together, thinking about a million things at once. This is what I found myself doing in the early hours of Sunday just past. Basically conducting a self-diagnostic review of everything I’d done up until that point in time. It’s just something that seemed to kick in. At the end of it all, I was a father, again, to another beautiful little girl. Both mum and new baby, thankfully, making it through the ordeal relatively unscathed. About 24 hours after this enormous personal experience, I sat down to write the introduction to this first issue for 2020. We decided months ago to focus on outdoor technology as a guiding tenet for this first…

2 min.
girraween national park: beyond drought

Three hours drive from Brisbane, nestled on the Queensland side of the border with New South Wales, is Girraween National Park. The park sits high on a plateau, known as the Granite Belt. It’s a region popular for locally produced wine, food and rambunctious, distinctively Queensland, country culture. As the images on this spread testify, the granite formations in the park are incredible. Beauty abounds despite the effects of Australia’s ongoing drought being evident everywhere. Drought is not new in Australian History. There are post-colonial records of severe drought stretching back as far as records have been kept. This land is resilient, and so are the people who seek to forge a livelihood here. Although undoubtedly severe, existentially terrible and a blight on productivity and livelihoods, why is a dry and…

2 min.
our castaway correspondents

DAVID CAULDWELL David's most memorable trip to date was a 10-day solo hike in the Isle of Skye, Scotland, an initiation of sorts where his feet aged like fine cheese. He's itching (not from all the midge bites) to soon disappear into the wilds of Patagonia or Canada, where he'd love to sit by a turquoise lake or watch a bear catch fish. MEGAN HOLBECK Megan is a Sydney-based writer constantly trying to squeeze adventure into her life. Currently her escapes are bite-sized – ocean swimming, camping, sailing, trail running and day walks. When not out and about, she loves to interview professional adventurers and gain a deeper understanding of their pursuits. LAURA WATERS Laura is a nature nomad with a passion for hiking, paddling, scuba diving and anything else in the great outdoors. A…

1 min.
trip logistics

No permit is necessary to trek the Dientes, and there’s no requirement to take a guide, although services are available in Puerto Williams. It is mandatory to report your plans to the local police, however, and to inform them of your safe return, otherwise they organise a search party of local volunteers to find your corpse. The original Clem Lindenmayer pamphlet is not widely available. Ask other travellers or at Shila (a tourism/hire office) and cross your fingers. A version of the route is also on maps.me, along with camp sites. It makes a good back-up resource but should not be relied on for primary navigation.…

1 min.
solitude befuddles the brain

MANY OF US harbour a desire to head off to a log cabin and enjoy a couple of months of solitude, uninterrupted by the whirring kaleidoscope of modern reality. Isolating oneself is something the philosophically-inclined do and it’s perceived as a way of finding much-needed ‘thinking time’. But a recent study has shed light on the effects that living in isolation, within a monotonous environment, can have on our brain structures. A study titled ‘Brain Changes in Response to Long Antarctic Expeditions’, published this December in the New England Journal of Medicine, found that researchers returned with slightly smaller brains after spending 14 months in Antarctica. They had been based at Neumayer Station III on the Ekström Ice Shelf, near the Weddell Sea. Familiar? One of the parts of the brain that…