Outdoor Magazine July - August 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.

Adventures Group Holdings Pty Ltd
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4 Números

en aquest número

2 min.

Once again, members of the global outdoor community have had to step in and fill the cavernous leadership vacuum left by the feckless go-nowhere ditherers in our global halls of power. Despite repeated and increasingly urgent advice tendered by Earth scientists, ideological nonsense-peddlers and selfish vested interests continue to hold sway over the policy direction of those charged with the responsibility of plotting and steering our future course. The fourth estate seems powerless to do anything; even repeated lying and demonstrated scandal is not enough to expel useless lawmakers from office. Instead they seem emboldened by their ability to avoid and shake-off responsibility. Rather than resile in shame, they stick around like a bad stink, giving themselves pay-rises, lost in a fog of their own self-importance. This would be amusing if it…

3 min.
this month’s expedition crew

PAT KINSELLA Pat has long specialised in adventure journalism as a writer, photographer and editor. After working at Lonely Planet publications for several years he founded the adventure magazine Outer Edge in 2006, and later became the managing editor of a trio of outdoor pursuit publications: Outer Edge, Wild and Rock. Pat has also managed adventure media consultancy work for clients including Tourism Queensland and Voyages, has supplied event PR and media management for the Adventure Racing World Championships and has been involved in numerous adventure events. DAVID CAULDWELL David Cauldwell is an adventure travel writer who enjoys wearing the same clothes for days on end (preferably wet), all in the name of finding a secluded mountain peak and contemplating his existence. He's travelled to a variety of places around the globe to do…

4 min.
time to stop horsing around

It was World Environment Day on 5 June. Now in its 44th year, the United Nations-run event is, “above all … the ‘people's day’ for doing something to take care of the Earth”. I like the idea behind it. Let’s get the issue of the environment at the forefront of our minds, if only for one day a year. Have us feel ownership of this planet. But increasingly, it’s the focus on “the people” that saddens me. Sure, people can do all they can – composting, taking public transport, all the usual stuff – but when governments and corporations wilfully ignore science to pursue their own agendas, well, the effect of me dutifully separating my recycling feels diminished. A few days before World Environment Day, a small pilot whale was found languishing in…

8 min.
cycling across antarctica the ultimate goal for kate.

Outdoor: You've embarked on a number of big adventures, when did you start thinking that you'd like to do these type of epic-scaled expedition-style quests? I mean, was the seed of ambition planted early or was your ambition always there? KL: I was certainly inspired by the stories of my pioneering ancestors, such as that of my great, great uncle, William Snell who was the second person to cycle across the Nullarbor, when he rode from Menzies in the Western Australian goldfields to Melbourne, in order to propose to his childhood sweetheart. After she accepted, he put her on a boat bound for Fremantle and cycled all the way back again. My great grandfather, George Waters Leeming, after whom the Perth suburb was named, surveyed an area south of the Swan…

3 min.
outdoor clothing giant adds weight to tarkine.

Outdoor clothing giant Patagonia has joined forces with the Bob Brown Foundation to give Tasmania's Tarkine region World Heritage protection status and return it to Aboriginal ownership. Last month Patagonia's Vice President Rick Ridgeway, a renowned mountaineer and adventurer, came to Australia to throw his weight behind the campaign. The battle for the Tarkine has been ongoing. In 2013, the Australian Heritage Council found it to be of outstanding heritage value and recommended it be entered on the National Heritage List. However, the Bob Brown Foundation says the Australian Government failed to list the full recommended area. The Foundation says the Aboriginal heritage coastline still suffers severe damage from offroad vehicles. It says the Tarkine remains a stronghold for the Earth’s largest living marsupial carnivore, the Tasmanian Devil, and is prime habitat for…

3 min.
trekking in australia's top end has never been better, or more accessible.

Australian Walking Holidays has teamed up with Tourism NT to offer $250 gift vouchers to Larapinta walkers and cutting prices on two of its most popular walking adventures in the Top End. The first 300 Larapinta Trail trekkers to book a walk in July and travel this season will receive a $250 gear voucher from Wild Earth, and anyone booking the Jatbula Trail or Kakadu Walking Adventure will enjoy big savings, too. So, if you’ve been thinking about escaping the cold and heading to the NT, now’s probably the best time to book. Australian Walking Holidays, the domestic division of the World Expeditions Travel Group who pioneered the trail in 1995, has an amazing range of walking trips on the stunning Larapinta, including the six-day Classic Larapinta Trek in Comfort, the nine-day Best…