Month: August 2019

Ice Axes, Norse Gods and Kombucha: Aussie Goldfields to Kiwi Alps in 24hrs.

Catapulted from West Australia’s outback to a snowy ridge on New Zealand’s Southern Alps, lightening exploding overhead, blizzard buffeting my face; staring off into the pitch black night, I thought to myself, perhaps I might have overdone this one… Let me rewind a day…

The First Chapter: Colca Canyon, Peru

“Hiking..? That’s just walking, right?” The year was 2015. I was two years out of university. I knew nothing about fitness, mindfulness or nutrition. I’d spontaneously joined two friends on a month-long backpacking trip through South America. So far I had been chased by…