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FAUX-luru

Uluru, Northern Territory, Australia OK so you finally figure out where the heck Uluru/Ayers rock is and you at long last secure some decent wheels to get you there… …Then you dive for 6 HOURS until you see this And … Continue reading

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Into the White

Kosciuszko National Park, NSW, AU One can only get pulled up the side of a mountain by a boat anchor tied to a bungee chord so many times before they start considering the alternatives to the dilemma of Australian Alpine … Continue reading

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Calling Home

Mt Kosciuszko, NSW, AU Today we cover two interesting and mostly unrelated facts. 1) Though literally miles from anywhere even slightly resembling civilization, Mt Kosciuszko is probably the only member of the 7 summits that has mobile phone reception. Yep, … Continue reading

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The 7th Summit

Mt Kosciuszko, NSW, AU (1/7 unlocked) Life Achievement: Climb the 7 Summits. Sure it’s not like it was freaking Everest or anything and yeah, it’s the smallest and kinda a part time member of the list but just for the … Continue reading

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Self-propelled ski lift

Jindabyne, NSW, AU Having developed a bit of confidence learning the fine art of falling down hills with spikes attached to our feet and discovering how much we actually kinda liked trudging over frozen tundra… …we decided it would make … Continue reading

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Snow bush walking

Jindabyne, NSW, AU With a total of 4 ski lifts to entertain us for 3 months it’s probably little wonder how that got old. Luckily, our ski resort was smack dab in the middle of a national freaking park and … Continue reading

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Passing the Poo

Opua, New Zealand Those extra 2 weeks we spent in Opua were put to good use.  Since we had a paying gig this time, we didn’t just take off and go exploring ashore.  Instead, we did boat work.  What kind … Continue reading

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That was anti-climatic

 Blue Mountains, NSW, AU Sydney is… Well… …Anti-climatic. Related posts: Blizzard of Independence Snow in Australia Tradies How exactly do trees grow on coral?

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A Teaspoon of Concrete

Mt. Aspiring National Park, NZ After a week of enjoying the excellent company and stunning views provided by living on a mountain surrounded by glaciers and waterfalls from, most importantly, behind the protective barrier of a New Zealand hut, the … Continue reading

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A Hut Warden’s Life

French Ridge hut Mt. Aspiring National Park, NZ Notices posted on the kitchen wall of French Ridge hut: Seriously, we freaking love these people. By now we’ve mentioned it enough that you’re probably asking “Hey guys?  What are these huts … Continue reading

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