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Adventure

From long-distance treks and paddling epics, through to wild mountain biking, spectacular road trips and mighty feats of climbing and exploration, if you’re after a story to inspire you, this is the place!

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Adventure athlete profile: Sam Smoothy

From Freeride World Tour competitor to ski-movie star to aspiring mountaineering guide, there have been several twists and turns in the career of Sam Smoothy, but one thing is constant: he just loves being up in the air.

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Kayaking Haida Gwaii, Canada’s marine wonderland

When the only sound you hear is the dip of your paddle and the exhalation of a whale’s breath, you know you’re somewhere special.

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On ya bike: new bicycles and accessories for 2022

Cycling continues to boom and next year is shaping up as an exciting one for two-wheeled adventurers of all ages. From new kids’ rigs to e-MTBs and awesome accessories, here’s our pick of the best in the bike world for 2022.

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Destinations

Whether it is an undiscovered part of our planet, or a national favourite location, for any and all information on the hottest adventure destinations, look no further.

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Kingfisher Bay Resort welcomes island explorers of all ages

This eco-adventure base, on Queensland’s pristine K’gari, is tailor-made for that adventurous family escape.

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Where in the world: Bucket-list global adventures for 2022

From New Zealand and British Columbia, to Kangaroo Valley, the Yukon Territory and Norway. Whether you’re a hiker, rider, paddler or explorer, these awesome destinations have you covered in 2022.

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Happy trails: Narooma mountain bike trail network to grow to more than 100km

The awesome mountain bike trails of Narooma, on the NSW South Coast, are set to triple in size, making for the perfect two-wheeled escape.

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Gear Reviews

Our extensive gear tests offer all the information you will need before you lay down your hard-earned on that shiny new piece of adventure equipment.

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Osprey UNLTD AirScape® 68 backpack: Tested

In this exclusive first Aussie review, we test Osprey’s new UNLTD AirScape® 68 backpack, the company’s Swiss Army knife of multi-day trekking packs.

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Yakima StageTwo: new bike rack revealed

Yakima’s new StageTwo bike rack is designed for today’s bike-mad family, no matter what they ride. Here’s a sneak peek at this versatile bike lugger.

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Macpac Hesper 52L backpack: Tested

Lightweight, robust and a versatile design means the Macpac Hesper 52L could be the ultimate load-lugging all-rounder. We head bush to find out.

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How To

Expert advice on all things adventure, whether you’re looking to improve your skill base, or are up for tackling an all-new outdoor activity, we have all the hot tips.

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No wasted sleepless nights: Outdoor sleep systems explained

Nothing beats a good night’s sleep in the wilderness. After a day outdoors, the ideal sleep system – a sleeping bag (or quilt) and mat – will ensure you’re rested overnight and ready to roll again for the next day’s adventure. Here’s how you do it…

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Outdoor library: Four new books to inspire adventure

From cycle trips and NSW paddling destinations, to WA’s Kimberley region and Tropical North Queensland, these books will inspire adventure.

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Adventure Fitness: Body composition and how it affects your outdoor activities

You don’t have to rock a set of six-pack abs to enjoy the outdoors but having a body composition that is optimised for your favourite activity will make sure you get the most out of every minute you’re out there.

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In The Shadow Of Thor

In a land that never melts, high in the Canadian Arctic lies an Arctic Cordillera where peaks of the Norse Gods; Mt Thor, Mt Odin and Mt Asgard tower over a frozen Nanuvut tundra. It is here where Australian photographer Mark Watson claims he feels most alive.

For many years Watson’s world was that of adrenalin & action sport but a decade of photographing everything from motorsport to big wave surfing awoke a spirit for a new challenge… something rawer.

This short behind the scenes film by award winning producer, director and DOP Jase Hancox touches on the drive behind Watson’s imagery and his search for something purer and more challenging than that of fast paced action.

It’s a journey of a simple walk in a park. It just so happens it is one of mother nature’s most majestic national parks and the temperature outside Watson's tent is well below -20 degrees Celsius.

A Jase Hancox Film

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Facebook: @JaseHancoxFilm
www.jasehancox.com

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