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John Feeney
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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new zealand
9am. Monday, January 8th, 2018. It’s go time. After spending 12 days and some 260kms hiking on roads and through forests, experiencing scorching heat and icy cold wind & rain, it was time to finally do what we had come here to do – hike up Mount Ruapehu. After waking up at around 7:30am and...
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Day 12 (January 7th) of our Hobbit-inspired trip in New Zealand would be the final day of hiking before we hit the Mount Ruapehu Walking Track. Check out previous days adventures here: Day 1-2, Day 3-4, Day 5-6, Day 8-9, and Day 10-11. Our morning started off in the mist and gloom of the final...
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wikiloc
If you’ve been following this blog, or my Facebook or Instagram accounts, for some time now, you may have noticed that I use a navigation app called WikiLoc. Not only can you record your own trail, but you upload it into your account and the WikiLoc community for others to view and use themselves. And...
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42 traverse
And just when we thought we had seen the end of walking on the road, the start of Day 10 saw us back on the road as made our way south to the town of Owhango (pronounced O-fan-go) and the start of the 42 Traverse. You can read all about our previous days of this adventure...
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the timber trail
As Day 7 was a rest day and we really did nothing but hang out, play cards and talk a whole lot of rubbish, I’ve decided to spare you all the pain of reading a blog about me slaughtering my mates in card games. If you’ve yet to read the previous blogs regarding this Hobbit-inspired...
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