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.

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.
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.
Big Wall Climbing in Patagonia

Big Wall Climbing in Patagonia

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We summited Chiaro di Luna at 6PM after 11 hours of climbing. From here, we took the time to savour the 360° views of sky, snow, rock and ancient glaciers before the cold snapped us back to reality for the climb down.
Hydrate with Style

Hydrate with Style

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Laken is one of the best insulated water bottles for hiking; anywhere from short walks to full day treks. With its twin-walled construction, it can keep your drink hot for 8-12 hours and chilled for up to 24 hours.

prAna Stretch Zion Product Review

prAna Stretch Zion Product Review

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Like any good review, this one starts with a ripping noise coming from the crotch of a pair of cotton capris while scrambling
Choosing a Climbing Rope

Choosing a Climbing Rope

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To help you pick out the best-suited option for your sub-discipline, this article will highlight some of the differences between climbing ropes in the K2 range and hopefully make your decision a little easier.
How to buy Climbing Shoes

How to buy Climbing Shoes

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Don’t listen to intermediate or inexperienced climbers who are saying “shoes aren’t meant to be comfortable”, there will be a time to explore foot binding later in your rock climbing journey.
Wayne’s World Beerwah: Mixed Trad Climb Review

Wayne’s World Beerwah: Mixed Trad Climb Review

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We had never visited Wayne’s World at Beerwah before and hearing that the crag stays in the shade during the day, we decided on a late start for the adventure.

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