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John Feeney
In episode 21, I had the opportunity to sit down with outdoor photographer Rob Embury of Pale Blue Dot Photography. We speak about: His origin story as a photographer How his career has progressed in the field Some of the things to consider before taking a photo Why smartphones can be just as effective as...
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the big drift
On the same day I was able to wander the Tongue Point return trail in Wilsons Prom, I also had the opportunity to visit the popular location known as The Big Drift. A seemingly vast sand field smack bang in the middle of coastal bushland area, The Big Drift is a fantastic 4km, Grade 3...
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tongue point wilsons promontory
It finally happened! After five years of hiking, I have finally made my way to Wilsons Prom – or the Prom as it’s affectionately known as. And whilst I wasn’t there for very long, my first experience in this outdoor wonderland was hiking the trail to Tongue Point. Located a short 10-15 minute drive from...
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Despite the fact that it’s most popular during the ski season, Lake Mountain is still home to some fantastic hiking trails which includes the near-on 15km Keppel Hut Return Trail. I had visited Keppel Hut itself some 4 years ago during preparation for my first trip to New Zealand, but we had hiked there from...
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In episode 20 of the Pursuit of the Outdoors podcast, I got the opportunity to sit down with Rowan Smith who owns and operates his own business called Summit Strength. A business that Rowan describes as ‘helping amateur trekkers get to the top of the mountain’, he draws on his years of experience as both...
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outdoor podcast
After spending close to 5 years in the Victorian outdoor community, and running one of the biggest outdoor MeetUp groups for a portion of that time, we’ve met many hikers and adventurers of various experience levels who all have their reasons as to why they go hiking. However, there are a number of hikers and...
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jayden ordner
Had the absolute pleasure chatting with one of my Brubeck Australia & New Zealand ambassadors – Jayden Ordner – about his beginnings as a hiker conquering Everest Base Camp to scaling his love of running to completing his first official trail run. If you’re a trail runner or hiker and are just getting into either,...
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mount little joe
I’d like to think we’ve done most of the hikes out in Warburton but one that has always eluded me has been Mount Little Joe. But, now, I can cross that one off the list! There are a couple of ways that this tough, little cookie can be done but for the purpose of this...
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tips for beginner hikers
The tables were absolutely turned in this episode of the Pursuit of the Outdoors. After interviewing Andrea from Ladybirds on the Loose, she then interviewed me as we chatted all things tips for beginner hikers such as where to find general hiking information including more specifically track and trails. We also discuss my thoughts on...
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lady birds on the loose
In this episode of the podcast, we were fortunate enough to sit down with founder and main organiser, Andrea Bayliss, for Melbourne all-female outdoor MeetUp group – Ladybirds on the Loose. We talk about her new blog and why she started it, the incredible growth her group is currently experiencing, upcoming events and her thoughts...
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