Category Archives: Bushwalking

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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Pilgrims in Tasmania’s Holy Land: Walls of Jerusalem National Park

By Daniel Frank Day 1 Crew: Bergman, Doff, Frank and Greenblo. We were beginning to believe we would have to spend the night out here, perched on the mountainside between trees that were slouching under the weight of snow. It … 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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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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Above the clouds – Barrington Tops

By Daniel Frank Getting high, the power of prayer, and the long muddy road Climate change is a bitch. Pacific islands are drowning, storms ravage the earth and scorching summers grow ever longer. So if you are partial to hikes … 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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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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The Dingoes are Howling

Introduction The world has spun, nights and days have come and gone, the clock hands turned, the passage of time is no longer, the wait is over; today we trek to Mount Dingo. This mountainous canine lies in wait, camouflaged … Continue reading

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Mount Solitary Traverse

Thank you all for an action-packed weekend of hiking where we covered great distances and vertical ascents. Crew: Daniel, Lee, Tal, Frankie, Richie, Simmy, Jason, Schulman, Ryan, Ezra, Linton, Josh. A second adventure to Mt Solitary with more detailed report … Continue reading

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Blue Mountains Canyoning

Canyoning in the Blue Mountains organised by the 6 O’Clock Club and run by Blue Mountains Adventure Company. Single day, top quality adventure.

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