The following extract is from Sue Fear’s 2003 story about her ascent of the highest peak on earth, Mt Everest.
Thrill seeker Valentin Rapp has walked between some of Tasmania’s greatest natural monuments by rigging up a highline. Not for the faint of heart, the extreme sport of highlining involves traversing a rope suspended high above the ground. See more of his adventurers here.
If you’re a young adventurer who dreams of conquering some of the world’s highest mountains, this is what it takes.
Twenty pairs of shoes later, Terra Roam has officially become the first woman to walk around Australia.
Apart from radio contact with the RFDS base at Derby, 240km away, Mike Cusack, a ranger, and his wife Susan, a naturopath, were left entirely alone, by Australian Geographic, to survive for a year in 1987 in the remote Kimberley. Last Wednesday they received a special commemorative award on behalf of AG.
Michael Smith discovered the delights and peril of true adventure in a solo circumnavigation of the world in a tiny amphibious flying boat. Independent cinemas across Australia are showing the documentary of his amazing tale at 3:30pm this Sunday.