The Ultimate Packing List for Everest Base Camp Trek

Planning on trekking to Everest Base Camp? From Lukla to EBC and then back, the entire journey makes up approximately 136 km in distance and 3 km in elevation in just two weeks. The idea is to strip down to absolute essentials, but still have the right gear on you while not breaking the bank. Through first-hand experience, tried and tested, here is a complete breakdown of a two-week EBC packing list.

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Behind the scenes on Kilimanjaro: Why a female responsible travel entrepreneur is helping a local Tanzanian not-for profit improve the treatment of porters on the mountain

It is estimated that 3 out of 4 porters in 2018 may still be paid less than minimum wage, fed less than 3 meals a day or have inadequate sleeping conditions.  The work that KPAP are doing around educating the public on the importance of choosing KPAP-approved partner companies is beginning to gain traction. But the journey has just begun. 

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An interview with The North Face's ambassadors #shemovesmountains Campaign

Rooted in empowering the next generation of explorers through sharing stories of women breaking boundaries, We caught up with some of The North Face’s Australian ambassadors on their experience within the outdoor industry and their opinion on the #shemovesmountains campaign.

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A Journey in the Wild Horse Mountains

The wild horse is like a mythical creature. Liminal; vanishing; in the world I grew up in – Europe – extinct. There was a species of wild horse there once, known as the Tarpan. Many native breeds trace their ancestry back to it, but the species itself was lost some time around the turn of the twentieth century.

So when I learned that for the past ten years, an organisation called Rewilding Europe has been reintroducing herds of horses to the mountains of Bulgaria, I began to dream of travelling out there to see it for myself. I decided to craft an adventure around the idea.

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Fighting pain with adventure. An interview with Olivia.

Standing on the beach with the sun shining and the wind blowing her hair across her face. We catch up with Olivia. She is out of breath and dripping sea water, but grinning from ear to ear. The typical scene after a kite-surfing session at Rosebud beach, Melbourne, Australia. At first glance you might think that this is a kite-surfer who has always been gifted at the sport. A natural from her first time on the water. That couldn't be further from the truth. Olivia tells us her story about how she comes to be standing here, glowing.

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Q&A with 'Long Distance Hiker' Emma Erwin

Meet Emma Erwin. Emma started her running endeavors whilst at college. As a car-less student, Emma ran mostly out of convenience, and to escape dorms in to the outdoor fresh air. By senior year, Emma was regularly running 20 miles roundtrip to catch the sunrise on one of her favourite mountain spots near her college. 

At 21 she hiked the Pacific Crest Trail. At 22, Emma ran her first ultra-marathon and got hooked to pacing long miles. Read her Q&A in the blog if you're a curious long distance wanderer too!

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