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Wed 08 Feb 2017 Tom Wilson International Trekking Comments Off on Three Capes Track – Tasmania, Australia / / /

Three Capes Track – Tasmania, Australia

    One of the newest tracks in Australia is the Three Capes Track, open in December 2015.  The video above shows some great views of the track. It is a 4 day walk of 46km long and you stay in huts/cabins.  You start at Port Arthur and take a boat cruise to the start of...Read more

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Nordic Walking – Hiking With Poles

Day four of  Hike the Highlands Festival was an important day for hikers – it showed us the importance of hiking with poles and the proper techniques.  It also emphasize dressing in layers and use of rain gear as the day involved showers. Our instructor, Linda Murray started off...Read more

Wed 26 Aug 2009 Tom Wilson 2009 Hike the Highlands Festival / Hiking / Hiking Boots / International Trekking / Outdoor Gear / Trekking / Trekking Poles / Trekking Trips / Walking Wales Comments Off on Three Peaks Challenge – A Gruelling 24hrs Experience / / / / / / / / / / /

Three Peaks Challenge – A Gruelling 24hrs Experience

At Hike the Highlands Festival this year, you will have the opportunity to meet and hear hiker Lori Burke talk about her amazing experience – preparing and completing the gruelling Three Peaks Challenge (Wikipedia)in 24 hours..  She will be presenting on Friday, Sept. 18th at 7:00 pm. at...Read more

Fri 26 Jun 2009 Tom Wilson 2009 Hike the Highlands Festival / Backpacker Magazine / Hiking / Hiking Boots / Hiking Tips / International Trekking Comments Off on Backpacker Magazine – Ultralight Camping Guide, August 2009 / / / / / / / /

Backpacker Magazine – Ultralight Camping Guide, August 2009

The August 2009 edition of Backpacker magazine is full of great ideas for summer hiking and camping. Billed as the “Ultralight Camping guide. It features : 1) 81 Summer skills on Navigation, survival, weather, first aid, and wildlife, 2) 33 ways to slash weight, spend less, and double your...Read more

Sat 21 Feb 2009 Tom Wilson International Trekking / Trekking / Trekking Trips Comments Off on Where would you go on an International Trip in 2009 ? / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / /

Where would you go on an International Trip in 2009 ?

Backpacker magazine  asked its readers the same question and in the March 2009 Issue of Backpacker  page 10, provided the results of their survey. a) Where would you go ? Top 3 – 45% said New Zealand would be the first choice, 16% Europe and 15% Australia.  b) What international...Read more