Author Archives: Daniel Bos

California Dreaming

Blaze a trail of epic proportions through this infinite Californian universe. Dive into the Pacific, glide over sand dunes, conquer a mountain, taste the rush of victory, savour meditative moments and touch the stars in the cinematic City of Angels. … Continue reading

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Packrafting the Charismatic Colo River, NSW

Rapid Russian roulette In our inflatable packrafts we drift towards the final set of rapids of the day. Although out of sight, we are warned of their impending presence by a gurgling rumble that resonates through the ravine. The current … Continue reading

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100 Hours in New Zealand

New Zealand had been on my radar for some time, so when I saw return flights for just $400, I knew it was time to cross the ditch and finally explore this magnificent island nation. Two days later my good … Continue reading

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Bushwhacked in the Budawangs

Cerebral implants of epic proportions  The Universe Doesn’t Give a Flying Fuck About You – it’s the name of a strangely captivating motivational piece by Johnny Truant and somehow it had found its way onto my Kindle reader while en … Continue reading

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Reverse Mt Solitary Traverse (in a day)

Crew: Bloom, Bos, Dan, Idi and Richie. Mt Solitary in the Blue Mountains has become an annual pilgrimage for me and, as I’ve written before, has a special place in my heart. It was an overnight walk here in the … Continue reading

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Expedition X – Midwinter in Kosciuszko NP

The crew, just before setting out from Guthega. Guthega Power Station greets us early on in our snowy mountains midwinter trek. We’ve been lucky with snow bucketing down in the lead-up to this weekend extravaganza of snow, sweat and solitude. … Continue reading

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Mt Solitary’s Magnetism Draws Us Back

The Blue Mountains is home to so many wonderful walks. One, which holds a special place in my heart, is the Mt Solitary Traverse. It really triggered my interest and passion for bushwalking in Australia, back in 2013. And I know that our … Continue reading

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Distance Makes the Heart Grow Fonder: 55km over 2 Days in Budawang NP

Report by Daniel Bos and Tal Bergman Photography by Daniel Bos, Rick Munitz and Seb Ruiz We set off from Sydney, driving south towards the wilderness of Budawang National Park, and reach the trailhead of our ambitious expedition in the … Continue reading

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Flashback: 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 … Bungeeeee

With a Costa Rica trip fast approaching it’s had me thinking back to San Jose… It is 2004 and my friends and I are in the early stages of a Central & South America adventure meandering south from Mexico all the way to … Continue reading

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Flying High – Scenes from the Air

A few years ago I flew in a Hughes 500 helicopter around the north of Kauai (Hawaii) in order to capture aerial perspectives of the remote and rugged beauty of the Na Pali coastline. With no doors on the chopper, … Continue reading

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Mount Solitary Reunion Trek (Blue Mountains)

Introduction 28-29 June 2014 Just before first light, we load cars and make our way from Sydney to the Blue Mountains. Arrive. The weather forecast is ominous with +70km/h winds, but the skies are clear and only a zephyr prevails… … Continue reading

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A Fragment of Solitude

A piece by Daniel Silver describing a weekend hike to Mount Solitary in the Blue Mountains. 10am on a windy Saturday in late June. Having left Sydney a few hours earlier we shoulder the self-conscious anxiety of that great metropolis, … Continue reading

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The Stromlo Effect — MTBing in Canberra

Introduction These weekends away are like an addictive drug. Formula known. Patents, nonexistent. Just throw in a potent mix of adrenalin and adventure, a dash of daring and a sprinkling of camaraderie (after all, happiness only real when shared – Christopher McCandless). … Continue reading

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Hang Gliding in Rio de Janeiro

The 2014 FIFA World Cup is about to kick off in just two days’ time with Brazil and Croatia set to battle it out in the opening match. It’s had me thinking back to a South America trip some years … Continue reading

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Kayaking in Sydney Harbour

Kayaking route – 12.6km Reminiscing One of my earliest memories of kayaking was when I was ten years old. My family and I were at a friend’s holiday house in Bundeena when I casually decided to go for a kayak. … Continue reading

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Flashback: Downhill MTB at Thredbo

Check out the shocks on these downhill bikes With an upcoming mountain biking trip planned for Canberra, I couldn’t help but think back to Easter 2010, where two good mates and I spent a few days on the slopes in Thredbo downhill … Continue reading

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SUPing at Fairy Bower (Manly)

Photo by Matt Smith (Buy it here) It’s the Queen’s birthday long weekend and the bad weather’s been threatening all day, but in the end it’s been all talk and no action. The surf is forecast is pick up tomorrow … Continue reading

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Stairway To Heaven (In The Budawangs)

Introduction Adventurers throughout history have struggled to answer the question: why? There’s the famous quote by English mountaineer George Mallory – “Because it’s there” – while the Australian Antarctic explorer Sir Douglas Mawson said, “If you have to ask the … Continue reading

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Flashback to Northern Thailand (Pai) Trek 2003

With the approach (and now conclusion of) our Budawangs trek, I’ve been completely engrossed in all things related to trekking and the outdoors these past few weeks. I’ve found myself looking back at photos from long ago… late 2003 or … Continue reading

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Flashback to India – Walking to Triund

I am currently planning a hike in the Budawangs national park, west of Ulladulla in NSW and whilst doing so, I started to reminisce about previous walks and adventures. Flashback to 2009 where I travelled with my brother through the … Continue reading

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