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This hiking blog is where you can read all my thoughts and ponderings regarding anything to do with hiking, camping and the Australian outdoors in general.

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Bilbo and Gandalf: The Ultimate Adventurers

Without a doubt, the Lord of the Rings and, to a lesser extent, The Hobbit, are two film trilogies that I really enjoy for a number of reasons. Hell, I love Lord of the Rings that...
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Why I Started The Hiking Society NSW

For those of you who may not be aware, I recently started a new MeetUp group in New South Wales - The Hiking Society NSW. But why? Why did I start another MeetUp group altogether let...
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Globewalker: From Blogger To Business Owner

So, this blog article is a little different to the usual stuff I put out on a weekly basis. In fact, it is completely different. Despite having owned it since December, I am now a business...
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How Hiking Changed A Life

I'm a firm believer that everyone's story about how they got into hiking, camping or the outdoors is interesting in its own way. As someone who is knee deep in all things Instagram, it enables...
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Why Joining a Hiking MeetUp is a Good Thing

If you haven't worked it out yet, I run a hiking MeetUp group of the same name as this website - The Hiking Society. I kicked it off on the first weekend of September and...

The Reality of Heading into the Outdoors

I'm of the belief that heading into the outdoors is a relatively safe thing to do. It can be an experience that changes your outlook on life or can be used as a means of...

One Does Simply Walk Into Mordor: Mount Doom

After nine days and almost 240kms, the day had finally arrived to walk the Tongariro Alpine Crossing and climb Mount Doom/Mount Ngaurahoe. We had to be up at out of the holiday park by 6:45...
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One Does Simply Walk Into Mordor: Day Nine

"Go back, Sam. I'm going to Mordor alone" - Frodo in Fellowship of the Ring. And that is exactly what happened on day nine of our trek to the Tongariro Holiday Park. Well, for me...
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One Does Simply Walk Into Mordor: Day Eight

We woke on the morning of January 3rd, 2016 to the sound of more rain. In fact, it hadn't stopped all night. At this point, we had come so far - 180kms to be exact...
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One Does Simply Walk Into Mordor: Day Seven

It was January 2nd, 2016 and our trek was well and truly back on track after the drama of the previous day. It was great to have Keith back in our company and everyone's spirits...