Tag: travel

Land Down Under: Bibbulmun Track, Western Australia

My first multi-night hike took place in the Land Down Under. Here, the wilderness is perilous and dangers attack from above and below; poisonous creatures hide in every bush and the deadly sun beats down from overhead. Leading up to the hike I was…

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…

Bear-Prints and Big-Walls: Yosemite National Park, USA

Fraser and I marvelled at the three thousand foot drop to the Yosemite Valley floor. We had battled through eight hours of sun and snow to be here, and it was worth every minute. We stood shoulder-to-shoulder staring at the most famous rock climbing…

Ruapehu, Summit New Zealand’s highest volcano – Crater Lake DIY Adventure Guide

The following describes our own route up to Ruapehu’s Crater lake, dome ridge summit. It is an unassisted route (requires no chairlifts) and allows for the current renovations to the Whakapapa ski-field, which at the time of trekking blocked the more common route –…

Edge of the World: Grand Canyon National Park, USA

The trail opened with a breathtaking view of the canyon. We stood on the edge of the world and gaped down. It was the stuff of magic, forged by the forces of earth and sky. Astounding from every angle, the layers of rock tell…

Surviving Big Bear: California, USA

Our US road trip kicked off in the backcountry of California. Our only plan was to hike, climb and eat our way around the western states. We grabbed a map and looked up locations on the way to Vegas. That was how we ended…