In a prelude to his upcoming speaking tour, disabilities advocate Paul Pritchard is frank about the challenges he’s faced since sustaining a severe brain injury while climbing in Tasmania.
The youngest Australian to compete in a Winter Olympics in 2010, Red Bull athlete Scotty James has continued to excel at his career as a snowboarder, taking out gold at the recent X Games and FIS World Championships. While he continues to travel the world training for next year’s Winter Olympics (Pyeongchang), he also finds Read More
Kids in nature. The benefits may seem obvious to ‘grown ups’ and they are widely reported on. But what’s going on inside the minds of children who have experienced these benefits directly? Do they realise the enormous potential of the outdoors for their development? During the summer school holidays, I spent a couple of weeks Read More
One of the things most people love about bushwalking is finding some peace and quiet in a beautiful, wild place. Possibly this was not the experience most walkers had when 200 of them crammed into the Overland Track’s Waterfall Valley Hut, designed for just 24, and nearby tent sites one night. Environment These spikes in Read More
Many outdoor users would be aware of the increasing paucity of availability for fine scale, printed topographical maps. In this article, first appearing in issue 156, we take a look at what’s driving the change, as well as the available alternatives.