Written by Campbell Phillips:
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.
The proposed Australian Adventure Activity Standards are designed to improve safety in the outdoors, but questions are being asked about the legal and financial implications for non-commercial groups. Satisfactory answers are yet to be provided.
Recent research into one of Australia’s most famous living fossils, the rare Wollemi pine, has given further hope that the species can be brought back from the edge of extinction.
If you like blending a challenge with conservation action, a new initiative called Edge Pledge might be for you.
The autobiography of British mountaineer Steve Bell is an entertaining, and occasionally racy, read that allows the reader to experience the life of an alpinist without ever leaving home.
Got the knack for business and love the outdoors? Due to Australia’s unique place in the world, there may be a niche opportunity for entrepreneurs looking to get into outdoor apparel manufacturing.
Discussing the impending election, former leader of the Australian Greens says the ABC is failing to cover much of the environmental debate due to systemic bias.
This past week saw the annual Outdoor Retailer Australia hosted at Hordern Pavilion in Sydney’s Moore Park, exhibiting the finest outdoor gear and apparel available to the Australian market – and some that isn’t available yet.