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How to get into BASE Jumping

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…

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FREE Downloadable Packing Lists for Day Hikes and Multi-Day Hikes

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…

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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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A Running Striptease : What to pack for a fell run

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!

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Finding big impact in the little things

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. 

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The unexpected places that plastics hide

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.

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Mountaineering for beginners: That time I summited Mont Blanc

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 Blanc

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Love your body

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.

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Photography Tips: Creating Adventure Memories

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.

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Gear Review: Ride sustainably with iXS Gear

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.  #PlasticFree

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The pawsome adventure dog

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 effort

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