Hiking

trail running
Ultra-Marathon Trail Run Race Day Deconstructed
07 Nov 2018

Ultra-marathon trail running. What is it like to run 100km or further? There is a growing movement of people looking to push their body past the humble road marathon. Choosing...

The great Cerro Castillo laguna top
Hiking the epic Cerro Castillo in one day
01 May 2018

Mother natures castle, Cerro Castillo, towers 2,675m high across the Aysén landscape of Chile. Somewhat an aperitif before venturing into Patagonia and certainly an unexpected taste of what is to...

Grey glacier Torres Del Paine
Grey Glacier Hike in Torres Del Paine
26 Apr 2018

Hiking to Grey Glacier in Torres Del Paine is for many a bucket list adventure.  This mighty glacier forks like a snake tongue as it reaches the edge of the...

torres del paine
Torres Del Paine – DIY Guide
01 Mar 2018

Torres Del Paine. The epicentre of the Southern Patagonian Icefield. The mecca for trekkers around the world. Majestic scenery that no photo will truly capture. Yet Torres Del Paine has...

Fitz Roy, El Chalten
El Chaltén
04 Jan 2018

The custom-built adventure town of El Chaltén . A by-product of the Chilean and Argentinian arms race to secure tourism sites in southern Patagonia. This Argentinian stake in the ground forms immediate...

Cerro Castillo
The 10 Commandments of Hiking
22 Dec 2017

No matter what religion you do or don’t follow, hikers share a common love of nature which came from something other than us humble humans. The biblical story of Moses...

Climbing Volcan Villarrica
16 Dec 2017

Volcan Villarrica dominates the skyline when seen from the Ruta 5 heading south through the Lake District of Chile. The symmetrical snow-capped conical peak soars high above any surrounding landmarks....

Camping Parque Nacional Queulat
Camping Ventisquero Colgante
01 Dec 2017

Along Chile's Ruta 7, the infamous Carretera Austral, in between Chaiten and Coyhaquie lies Conaf operated Camping Ventisquero Colgante, home to the 'hanging glacier'. The campground is just off the...

Ella Rock View
How to Climb Ella Rock in Sri Lanka
29 Nov 2017

A drawcard of Ella, Sri Lanka is a hike up Ella Rock. Yet mysteriously no route map exists, no trail markings are present and the whole affair seems shrouded in...

Enladrillado summit
Hiking Enladrillado
25 Nov 2017

My feet are still throbbing after 7 solid hours of hiking over loose rocks, wobbly logs and soft snow. An arduous but rewarding trek in middle Chile amongst dense forests,...

adams peak trail
Adam’s Peak, Sri Lanka
29 Dec 2016

As far as mountain names go, Adam's Peak is as simple as you get. Alongside Everest, the Matterhorn or Acongagua it seems quite plain. But this is Sri Lanka where...

Overland Track Start
Overland Track, Tasmania
20 May 2016

6 days. 5 nights. 80 kilometres. The Overland track in numbers. Getting away from civilisation and walking the old trails of trappers and early settlers in a beautiful and dramatic...

gentlemans halt camping
Gentleman’s Halt, Hawkesbury River
31 Jan 2016

A '10km moderate walk' said the sign at the beginning of the Canoelands Ridge Trail, accessed logically by Canoelands Rd, Canoelands in the rural north west of Sydney just past...

Gibbon Experience treehouses
Gibbon Experience, Laos
10 Apr 2015

Erin and I touched down in Huay Xai. Aboard a small 10 seater plane from Vientiane. Our reason for being out in this remote corner of Laos?  The Gibbon experience. A...

mount kinabalu
Hiking Mount Kinabalu, Borneo
12 Sep 2014

Mount Kinabalu is the highest mountain on the island of Borneo. Kinabalu stands at 4095m above sea level and is reported as a two day hike to the summit of...

lupa mesa jungle camp
Lupa Mesa Jungle Camp
09 Sep 2014

On the Malaysian portion of the island of Borneo, a few hours drive west from Kota Kinabalu, lies Poring Springs. Located at the end of the road, Poring Springs is...

Glacier Camping Kershaw Peaks Antarctica
Camping on an Antarctic Glacier
13 Jan 2014

Camping on an Antarctic glacier during a blizzard is perhaps not everyone's idea of a happy birthday. Yet this is what I found myself waking to on my 37th lap of...

Cerro Bandera
Hiking Cerro Bandera
01 Jan 2014

Many New Years Day's are started with a late greasy breakfast, potentially on the sofa watching re-runs of How I Met Your Mother, or instead, taking a dip in the...

Macchu Pichu
Hiking to Machu Picchu
10 Sep 2011

Awake 4am for a 5am departure. It is dark, cold and still. Today we reach Machu Picchu on the final day of the Inca Trail. Packing up camp Allison decides...

Inca Trail
Inca Trail
07 Sep 2011

Inca trail beckoned after a 2 day acclimitisation in the quaint town of Cusco. A relatively civilised wake up time of 6am for a 7am departure. We meet our Inca...

Amazon
Amazon River
01 Sep 2011

Forgive me if I start this article with Inca Cola. Sure, you are expecting to read about the majestic Amazon jungle but first you must learn about Inca Cola. It's...

Kilimanjaro
Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
02 Mar 2009

Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa is an impressive sight. Arising from the surrounding plains as a single volcanic peak adds a certain level of majesty. Our party of...

Pocaya volcano
Climbing Pocaya Volcano, Guatemala
24 Dec 2005

Christmas Eve. What better day to climb a volcano. A 6am start as the pre-arranged bus arrives at the door of the Yellow House. Martina and I hop in having been...