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There's a new outdoors podcast on the scene called The Wild Podcast! The Wild Podcast explores the stories of our great outdoors - from grand adventures, to science and conservation, to elite sportspeople, weekend warriors, and creatives who draw inspiration from nature. It’s about having meaningful, inspiring conversations that encourage more people to connect with the outdoors and celebrate (and care for) this beautiful planet that we call home. Find it on Itunes, Spotify and all the usual places you get your podcast fix. www.thewildpodcast.com

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Check out the awesome article local journalist Gerard Hindmarsh wrote about his recent visit to our factory. It was awesome to show him around. Read the article at the link below. Read the article

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Life at Mount Arapiles in Australia is that simple. You eat, you climb, then you eat again, once you’ve finished climbing. There’s some sleep mixed in too. My 14-year old son Zefa loves climbing and last summer in New Zealand while climbing in Golden Bay, he made the comment that we don’t do enough climbing, as in our family there are a number of adventure sports that compete with one another for time. Later that same day we bumped into some climbing friends who casually mentioned they were going to Arapiles in May and we’d be welcome to join them....

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For a place famous for its rain our trip was surprisingly dry! Our goal was spend a week exploring the Mason Bay area of Stewart Island looking for rare plants and kiwi. With a backpack loaded with tons of Absolute Wilderness freeze dried meals we water taxied to Freshwater Hut and walked 15km to Mason Bay.  The Mason Bay dune system is one of the most important in the southern hemisphere with over 30 endangered plant species, massive sand hills and dunes reaching up to 3km in land. Every day we explored a different area each day including a 24km beach walk...

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ONE thing we are ultra committed to with the Absolute Wilderness Adventure Race is going to remote locations, stepping off the beaten track and bush bashing away from it. So we hunted out something that met the requirements - and it's 100% Mokihinui!  Nestled on the West Coast just up the road from Westport is the small village of Mokihinui at the river mouth. To the west is the expansive Tasman Sea, to the east is mountains, rivers and raw adventure.Event InformationThis years Absolute Wilderness Adventure Race will have only 3-person teams (some years there are 4-person teams). The event will be based from...

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