Day Hikes on a Tasmanian Road Trip

Day Hikes on a Tasmanian Road Trip

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We found the following three trails struck the perfect balance between being achievable for beginners, yet still posing enough of a challenge for others, while also showcasing some of Tasmania’s iconic and diverse outdoor locations.
Day Hikes on a Tasmanian Road Trip

Day Hikes on a Tasmanian Road Trip

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We found the following three trails struck the perfect balance between being achievable for beginners, yet still posing enough of a challenge for others, while also showcasing some of Tasmania’s iconic and diverse outdoor locations.
Trip To Bluies And Back Again

Trip To Bluies And Back Again

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Find out everything you need to know about a trip to the Blue Mountains, including tips for camping and climbing.
Clear red first aid kit resting on a stone wall and a pile of chopped firewood.

Staying Safe in the Outdoors

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Basic equipment and knowledge of first aid are a must-have on any major adventure. Not only is knowing first aid key to your own safety but also for the safety of those around you. Through preparation, prevention, and planning you can stay safe outdoors.

A night photo of Mount Barney located in the Scenic Rim Queensland. A shooting star is seen over the peak of the mountain amongst the starry night sky

How To Prepare to Hike Mount Barney

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The most important part of Mount Barney, however, is that it requires a lot of respect and planning. The size and skill level required for these trails can often be deceiving.
The Great Hiking Pole Debate

The Great Hiking Pole Debate

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Love ‘em or hate ‘em, hiking poles are one of the many tools for the outdoors. To some, they have a stigma of being 'old people’s poles'. To others, they are an essential piece of their hiking kit.
Trip Notes: Trad Climbing Classic Aussie Routes (Part 3)

Trip Notes: Trad Climbing Classic Aussie Routes (Part 3)

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The evenings at Balor Hut were another highlight. We spent some quality time sitting around the fire getting to know a different group of hikers and climbers each night, exchanging stories and having a laugh with some interesting and friendly people. This is a memory that will stay with me.
Trip Journal: Trad Climbing Classic Aussie Routes (Part 2)

Trip Journal: Trad Climbing Classic Aussie Routes (Part 2)

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Adam cleaned and I hauled. Eventually, he set off to lead the third pitch having a real-time of it. The second and third pitches were significantly harder than the first. Adam said as he left the belay “if this is as hard as it gets then we’re laughing”. I responded, “say that again in 30m”.
Trip Notes: Trad Climbing Classic Aussie Routes (Part 1)

Trip Notes: Trad Climbing Classic Aussie Routes (Part 1)

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We had both set aside five weeks for this trip with the intention of climbing a long list of classics through Victoria and New South Wales.
Trail Running in Far North Queensland

Trail Running in Far North Queensland

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The Pyramid is a difficult climb and a more difficult descent to get the right shoe wear for. It must be light, have a good grip and offer good support. Road shoes just do not cut it on rough surfaces. The Jackals were as good or better than any men's trail running shoe I have used.

Hiking New Zealand in 100 Days!

Hiking New Zealand in 100 Days!

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In 2019 Mike completed a 96-day adventure across New Zealand to raise awareness for Nystagmus. Find out about his epic journey in this blog from K2 Base Camp.
Hiking the Three Capes Track

Hiking the Three Capes Track

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The walk itself is fairly easy and much of the track is graded gravel or wooden boardwalk. What made it harder was the 25kg backpack I was carrying....
Top Tips for Layering in the Cold

Top Tips for Layering in the Cold

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Try to avoid overly bulky items that end up giving you the 'Michelin Man' look! It may be necessary to go a size up in the outer layers, to allow for a freer fit underneath.
How to Transition from Gym Climbing to Rock Climbing

How to Transition from Gym Climbing to Rock Climbing

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What does it take to make the move from gym climbing to getting out on the rock? Find out more in the latest blog from the K2 Base Camp team.

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