Outdoor Magazine July - August 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.

Adventures Group Holdings Pty Ltd
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4 Números

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3 min.
i’ll see you out there

So the time has come to go. It’s been a cracking seven years as Editor. For a small magazine, we’ve sure kicked it big on the publishing stage. So much so that Outdoor Australia (as it will soon be known) has been sold to another publishing house. I won’t be joining the mag at its new digs so this last column gives me the perfect opportunity to reflect on those seven years in charge. Of course, from the outside, this gig sounds like the ultimate job, but it has always been more than just good times, fantastic destinations and epic adventures. Most of my tenure was spent overseeing production, editing other contributors’ always brilliant words and images, and tackling numerous admin duties, as well as chatting to all the super-passionate people…

2 min.
letter of the issue

It’s hard not to want to start planning an adventure every time my wife and I read the latest issue of Outdoor. For us, it’s all about the experienced team that seems to know exactly what piques readers’ interests, whether it is the particular gear being tested, or the latest must-visit destination. I have been a reader myself for 20 years (nearly as long as the magazine has been published), while I introduced it to my wife 15 years previously, when we first got together. Since that time I reckon we’ve visited probably 50% of the destinations covered in the mag in those 15 years! Plus, we’ve always taken special note of particular gear tests when we’ve been looking to upgrade our outdoor kit.Anyway, long story short, it’s great to…

2 min.
teva returns to original with a twist!

Iconic outdoor footwear brand,Teva, has launched its winter 2017 line of shoes and sandals, with new designs heavily influenced by the brand’s original ‘adventure sandal’.Yep, outgoing Editor Justin Walker will be stoked; his 12-year-old leather jobbies are looking a tad the worse for wear, but are still going, showcasing what new buyers can expect: comfortable and durable adventure footwear. Teva unveiled its winter 2017 collection of lifestyle footwear today, pairing iconic silhouettes with innovative designs for the modern consumer. Inspired styles in the men’s and women’s lines deliver the versatility and comfort for which the brand is known and loved, with nods to the brand’s outdoor roots combined with a contemporary lifestyle look through materials and color.The collection features the introduction of modern classics, the Alp and Original sandals, paired with…

1 min.
buff launches winter range

This writer is a huge fan, having used various Buffs over nearly the same time period as the brand has been around. For something that looks so simple, it’s amazing how long Buff headwear has remained at the forefront of most adventurers gear packing lists.And even now, more than two decades after the Buff was first released, this relatively simple piece of outdoor apparel continues to grow stronger in the market and also evolve its product line, with various materials, ranging from merino wool to synthetic, now offered across the range. Plus, Buff now offers dedicated caps, balaclavas and gloves. This writer is a huge fan, having used various Buffs over nearly the same time period as the brand has been around; mountaineering, hiking, cycling – my various Buffs have always done…

3 min.
mt stirling is wild

Mt Stirling is the onlyVictorian alpine resort with a largely undeveloped and unspoilt true alpine summit Nestled in north-east Victoria, in the stunning and historic Australian Alps, Mt Stirling is an untouched alpine destination whose natural beauty provides the perfect setting to experience a range of authentic alpine adventures.An easy three-hour drive from Melbourne and included in the same resort entry fee as Mt Buller, visitors can enjoy alpine touring or backcountry snowboarding for the ultimate in fresh tracks, explore the resort by snowshoes, learn cross-country skiing or spend a magical night camping under a blanket of snow. Mt Stirling is the only Victorian alpine resort with a largely undeveloped and unspoilt true alpine summit, offering a readily accessible ‘semi-wilderness’ experience for visitors.This fact, combined with the resort’s wealth and diversity of…

2 min.
aussies cross greenland in record time!

Aussie polar explorer Geoff Wilson and his adventurer son-in-law Simon Goodburn have become the first Australians to ski-traverse Greenland unsupported from the south to the north, a total distance of 2160km, and named the Nansen’s Cross Expedition. It is also the fastest unsupported traverse on record; the duo achieved this by using kites to help drag both themselves and their 150kg sleds. “We are elated to be finished, all safe and well, and to do it in record time is unbelievable. It hasn’t sunk in yet,” said Geoff from Qaanaaq, the Inuit village at the northernmost finish point. Geoff, an experienced polar explorer, led the expedition accompanied by his son-in law.“Simon has performed admirably, an absolute pleasure to adventure with. “I pushed him hard, and he never came up short.This was a very…