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Australian Hiker is a resource on all things hiking in Australia as well as providing a southern hemisphere view on overseas hiking. Let us do all the research for you. The Australian Hiker podcast is Australias only regularly published hiking podcast. Regular podcasts will be released every two weeks and cover gear and trail reviews, hiking practice including recipes and skills, and interviews with relevant industry and allied professionals. In addition bonus episodes will be released at irregular intervals with recordings and interviews from the trail.

Australian Hiker is a resource on all things hiking in Australia as well as providing a southern hemisphere view on overseas hiking. Let us do all the research for you. The Australian Hiker podcast is Australias only regularly published hiking podcast. Regular podcasts will be released every two weeks and cover gear and trail reviews, hiking practice including recipes and skills, and interviews with relevant industry and allied professionals. In addition bonus episodes will be released at irregular intervals with recordings and interviews from the trail.
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Australian Hiker is a resource on all things hiking in Australia as well as providing a southern hemisphere view on overseas hiking. Let us do all the research for you. The Australian Hiker podcast is Australias only regularly published hiking podcast. Regular podcasts will be released every two weeks and cover gear and trail reviews, hiking practice including recipes and skills, and interviews with relevant industry and allied professionals. In addition bonus episodes will be released at irregular intervals with recordings and interviews from the trail.

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@aussiehiker

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Contact:

61 419 310 543


Episodes

103-One Man's Climb; interview with Adrian Hayes

4/16/2019
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In this episode we go beyond the realms of this hiking podcast and are talking with British adventurer, and author, Adrian Hayes about his latest book ‘One Man’s Climb’ which details his account of his first unsuccessful attempt to summit k2, the worlds second highest mountain, also known as the ‘mountaineers mountain’, or the 'Savage mountain' in 2013 and his subsequent successful attempt in 2014. You may never aspire to summiting K2 but Adrian has some key takeaways that are applicable to...

Duration:00:43:20

102-Mind, Body, and Soul; the health benefits of hiking

4/9/2019
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As long as the humans have been around we have been looking at ways of improving our lives. But with this improved lifestyle we are progressively becoming a less fit, fatter, more sedentary population, that spends little time exerting any energy. So while our average lifespan is now at its longest our fitness hasn't necessarily improved and this is where hiking comes in. Hiking gets us into the bush and has many positive impacts; physical ,emotional, and mental, and that's what we will be...

Duration:00:36:21

101-Packing Your Fears

3/26/2019
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'Packing your fears' is a way of saying you are carrying items in your pack based on your worries or fears; your worst case scenario. In today's episode we discuss how to overcome these this tendency to overpack.

Duration:00:29:44

100-Trail Design

3/19/2019
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Have you ever thought about how the trails that we know and love so much come to be? The design and construction of modern day hiking trails is a complex and time consuming process and if done right the trail will appear as if it's always existed.In this episode we interview the Project Manager, and the Architect, for the Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail to find out what's involved in bringing a new trail online.

Duration:01:23:47

099-Altitude and Hiking

3/12/2019
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Ever wanted to hike Kilimanjaro, the Himalayas, or the Andes? One of the major considerations on these hikes is the impact of Altitude Sickness which can become very serious; in fact it can sometimes have lethal impacts. In this episode we discuss ways of mitigating the impacts of high altitude on hikes to ensure that we get the best out of our experience.

Duration:00:36:14

098-Coffee on the Trail

2/26/2019
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Drinking coffee when you're out hiking is a quandary. Do you put up with bad coffee just because you're away from your fancy machine, or do you give it up until you are back home? Well maybe you don't have too. This episode discusses options for making coffee on the trail from the 'just Ok' to the 'this is pretty dam good'. We also discuss coffee alternatives if you want your caffeine fix without the hassle of making coffee.

Duration:00:35:32

097-Q & A (Hiker Questions)

2/12/2019
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We thought that we would try something a bit different and in this episode we are answering a series of questions asked by our listeners.

Duration:00:42:19

096-Aussie 10 Walk

2/5/2019
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Each year over the Christmas holidays Gill and I undertake a multi-day walk. Over Christmas in 2018 we decided to do the Aussie 10 Walk. This walk, located in the Australian Alps in the state of New South Wales, takes in Australia's 10 highest peaks. This isn't a formal trail but rather a route based on the well known Main Range Track. This episode consists of a series of recordings undertaken over our 2.5 day journey.

Duration:00:57:12

095-Transitioning to multiday hiking

1/29/2019
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One of the biggest transitions that most hikers make is shifting from day hiking to overnight hiking. Transitioning from just a night or two to multi-day trips brings a whole new set of considerations that can seems just as daunting. This podcasts discusses the main considerations for multi-day hiking and hopefully will provide you with some background if you are considering taking this next step.

Duration:00:38:21

094-Night Hiking

1/15/2019
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So, you’ve been hiking for a while and are looking for something a bit different to mix it up a bit; maybe a new trail, or a new location. But what if instead all you need is a new way to view that tired old trail you’ve been hiking for a while? And that’s where night hiking comes in. This podcast discusses the pros and cons of hiking at night as well as the factors that need to be considered to ensure we do it as safely as possible.

Duration:00:32:28

093-First Hike Project

1/8/2019
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The First Hike Project is an organisation that takes newly arrived immigrant and refugee kids and introduces them to the Australian Bush. Originally the First Hike Project originated in Perth and has now spread to a number of cities around Australia. In this episode we talk to the Coordinator of the Canberra chapter of the First Hike Project as well as one of the participants about their experiences.

Duration:00:26:38

092-Media Review

1/1/2019
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This podcast episode reviews some of the most well known hiking/outdoor movies of all time and where available compares them the books. If you are into the outdoors and haven't seen these movies then add them to your must see list.

Duration:00:36:19

091-Impacts of Long Distance Hiking

12/18/2018
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Thinking of doing a long distance multi-week hike? This podcast episode discusses the physical and mental impacts of undertaking a thru hike including some considerations that you may not have even thought of.

Duration:00:38:36

090-Big Agnes Tents

12/11/2018
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In this weeks episode we talk to the store manager at well known southern Queensland outdoor store,Wild Earth, on Big Agnes tents. The episode showcases three of the newer tents in the range.

Duration:00:36:22

089-Eye Care and Hiking

12/4/2018
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If you ask most people what is their most important sense 'sight' is usually the one that they will name. But just how much thought do we put into looking after our eyes when we head out on the trail? This episode discusses the basics of eye care and what we should be doing to care for our eyes out on the trail.

Duration:00:28:42

088-The Great South Coast Walk

11/27/2018
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The Great South Coast Walk can best be described as Australia's greatest coastal walk that very few people have heard of. This walk starts on the outskirts of Sydney at Bundeena, NSW, and winds its way south finishing 660km later in the Victorian town of Mallacoota. In this episode we interview David Briese, one of the instigators of this walk and find out what's so special.

Duration:00:47:04

087-Christmas Gifts for Hikers 2018

11/20/2018
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It's that time of the year again when you start to look for presents for that hiking fanatic in your life; or maybe its you. Shhhh we won’t tell anyone. Last year in episode 47 we discussed alternative hiking gifts that carry a lot more sentiment without the commercial crassness as well as identifying some commercial options. This year we focus on the best and brightest that most hikers would be glad to find under the tree ranging from the inexpensive to the grand gesture. Have a listen to...

Duration:00:30:11

086-Australian Hiker 2nd Birthday

11/13/2018
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On 11 November 2018 Australian Hiker celebrated its second birthday. Over the past year we have been building up our online resources to help us make Australian Hiker your 'Go to Hiking Resource'. We realise that we still have a long way to go. This episode is a reflection on our past year and where we are heading into the future. Gill and I would like to thank all our friends and supporters for helping us to greatly exceeded our expectations; we couldn't have done so without you.

Duration:00:29:03

085-Australia's Iconic Hiking Trails

11/6/2018
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This podcast discusses seven Iconic Australian hiking trails under 150km in length that have so much to offer that they are known world wide. Whether it's the desert, mountains, lush foliage, or views there's just something about them that sets them apart, giving them an Iconic status.

Duration:00:25:49

084-Hiking in hot weather

10/23/2018
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084-Hiking in hot weather by Gill & Tim Savage

Duration:00:31:50