The Kepler Track is one of New Zealand’s 10 Great Walks. It is located in Fiordland and is a 60 kilometre loop that can be done over 3-4 days - though some will do it in 2 and others will run the entire track in (less than) a day! SWW’s Marketing + Events Coordinator, Thuc, shares with us photos and her packing list.Read More
So, you think jumping off buildings, cliffs, bridges, and antennas sounds like fun? Well, you’re absolutely right. BASE jumping is a blast! But it’s not for everyone, and it will take a lot of time, energy, money and commitment. One thing IS guaranteed; base jumping will change your life. Here’s a few tips on how to get into BASE jumping, and how to get into it safely…Read More
When you are first starting out with hiking and backpacking, packing can be confusing and even daunting. You worry about packing too little and getting caught in an uncomfortable (potentially dangerous) situation. You worry about packing too much and turning what should be a manageable hike into an unexpectedly strenuous challenge. We have put together some guidelines as well as FREE downloadable packing lists to give you a starting point…Read More
Women’s Health Week is an opportunity for us to start putting our health first. Here are 8 ways to get started!Read More
Tamara Hutchins (aka @tamhikes), an avid hiker, is the co-founder of women's adventure group Melbourne Girls Outside and a member of our Australian SWW community.
We asked her to take on the ever-popular question, "what should I pack?"; specifically, what is different about her bag for a day hike and for a multi-day hike?
It’s almost like a natural evolution; to go from hiking and backpacking to climbing and mountaineering. But where do you even start? If you don’t have anyone to guide you, an Introductory Mountaineering course is the perfect way to lay a solid foundation, as SWW’s Marketing + Events Coordinator, Thuc Do, found out…Read More
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.Read More
So you got your qualification.
If you learn to dive on a weekend course or on holiday, it can be difficult to know where to begin with diving regularly. Here are some tips to turn what could just stay as a one-off experience into a lifestyle:Read More
Fell Running, also known as hill running, is the sport of running and racing, off road, over upland country where the gradient climbed is a significant component of the difficulty.
You may start off cold, get hot whilst challenging vertical heights running up hill, and its likely to cool down up top... so what do you wear?! Rachel, a keen fell runner, has us covered!Read More
Stuck on Christmas gift ideas this year? Check out our Christmas guides for the Sustainable Adventurous Trooper!Read More
Meet Thuc. A Sydney-based photographer with a lifelong affliction that the Germans call fernweh (a yearning for far-flung places) and an enthusiasm to live an active and exciting life. Inspired by big landscapes, heart-filled human feats and soul-shaping experiences. Through her phenomenal photography skills, she is able freeze beautiful and powerful moments to inspire you to dream big and live big, to chase your own versions of adventure and fulfilment.Read More
Eav is an Environmental academic with a key interest in the elimination of marine debris.
It's no secret, plastic pollution is a big problem, but it’s also a visible one that we can solve. Altering your life to reduce consumption and waste, and persuading others to do the same is an important step to improve the way we care for our oceans and environment. Read more about the affects of plastics and the nooks and crannies they might be hiding in.Read More
In the infamous words of Doctor Zeus ' You're off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, So... get on your way!”.
In 2017 Jess Pealing traded office gear for mountain gear and set off for France to embark upon a mountaineering course. Read her story about part taking in the course, overcoming challenges and finally summiting Mont BlancRead More
Test your own recycling knowledge? Do you know what goes in which bin? We all know plastics are no good, but which plastics are worse than others? Check out what's what on our blog. See you at the recycling binsRead More
She Went Wild's Ambassador Sara Piper hits the Australian slopes. She shares a perfect beginners guide to staying upright on skies whilst cutting powder in the Aussie mountains in Perisher. Keen to head out before the season is over? Read more on her ski-adventure here!Read More
The last few days have been a tough with a capital “T”. I’ve been unmotivated, unenthusiastic about most things that would have been biting at the bit, and lethargic. o instead of feeling bad that I don’t have enough internet to download re-runs of Grey’s Anatomy onto my laptop, I have created a list. It started as just listed reasons as to why I should love my body, but I soon realised that this is applicable to any person, of any gender, of any age.Read More
Planning an adventure your keen to sum up in a picture and hang on your wall forever? Scaling walls, flying down rapids, diving the oceans or taking the kids on a hiking holiday doesn't phase you, but you're not quite sure how you'll secure those memories on camera? Check out our latest blog in which Evgenia from @instamemoriesinphotography shares her best tips and tricks with a camera.Read More
Check out Ambassador Mel Hayes' latest thoughts on her favorite mountain biking gear : iXS
Mel rides 100% Enduro, so this kit has been trailed and tested on both technical climbs and descents during long period in the saddle.
What's more, iXS riding apparel is made from recycled plastics, PET bottles specifically and with the slogan "One Playground. Nurture it" iXS place the importance of the environment in every aspect of the manufacture and production of their gear. #PlasticFreeRead More
My biggest adventure comrade is my dog, Maeko. He loves getting his hands (paws?) as dirty as I do. The second the hiking pack, the bikes, or the bouldering pads are taken out, he does his excited happy dance. We constantly have people tell us that we are lucky to have such a good dog, that we are lucky we can take him out with us. Maeko does have a good disposition, but it isn’t luck. We worked hard to teach him, he worked hard to please us, and we have all been rewarded by the effortRead More