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Wild Magazine 189 Spring 2023


Wild Magazine #189 Spring 2023

Wild Magazine #189 Spring 2023 is packed with exciting articles and features that cover a wide range of outdoor adventures and environmental issues. What is Wild Magazine? Wild is adventure. Wild is conservation. Wild is wilderness. Wild is, and has beenfor more than 40 years, the inspiring voice of the Australian and New Zealand
outdoors. It is the longest running magazine of its genre in the market.

Here's a breakdown of what you can expect to find in this issue:

- Readers Adventure: The Best Worst Trip Ever
o Wanting to visit K2’s base camp, experienced hiker and alpinist Ross Hanan decided
to take on a new challenge: joining an organised trekking group. And to up the ante,
he invited his entire family along.

- Fear: An Honest Review
o Adventure may be synonymous with the outdoors, but the real game is not so much
outside us as within. And few things dominate our internal monologues more than
being scared. After tackling a classic climbing route in NSW’s Blue Mountains,
Anzhela Malysheva gives fear a lyrical, thoughtful and brave appraisal.

- The Sixth Season
o Floating houses, northern lights dancing across the sky, shamanic wisdom dispensed
by the fire and endless trails crossing multi-coloured fjells: A bike tour through the
resplendent autumn landscape of Lapland almost verges on sensory overload in
more ways than one.

- Blood meridian: Exploring the Giles Massif
o Eight days off trail in the Red Centre’s sensational West MacDonnell Ranges.
- Conservation: Phytophthora – Battling the Biological Bulldozer
o An innovative multi-stakeholder threat management program is working to stop the
spread of a deadly plant pathogen in the Otway Ranges in Victoria.

- Photo Essay: The Overland Track
o Tasmania’s iconic Overland Track is one of Australia’s most popular multiday walks,
and for good reason. In early spring, though, when Tassie’s Central Highlands are
dark and moody, you can have the track to yourself. Well, almost.
- Profile: Doing It Scared Together – Melinda Oogjes and Paul Pritchard
o All partnerships involve give and take. But that’s truer than ever when one of those
partners is a hemiplegic with an unquenchable thirst for adventure.
- Track Notes: Five Day walks on Southwest Tasmania’s Gordon River Road
o Walking in Tassie’s Southwest doesn’t necessarily have to involve an epic. The
Gordon River Road gives access to a grab bag of awesome and accessible day walks
that are so close to Hobart.

- Goulburn River Gold
o Ryan Hansen heads into the rarely talked about Goulburn River NP.
- Reflections on Razorback Ridge
o Photographer Dylan Robinson reflects on joys and beauties of one of Australia’s
most significant backcountry skiing destinations: Victoria’s Razorback Ridge.

Smaller pieces
- Opinion: Nepal Ends Its Golden Age of Trekking
o No-one disputes Nepal’s right to regulate its trekking industry, but that doesn’t
mean serious concerns can’t be raised about the mindset and methods involved.

- Opinion
- The Wild Bunch: Spring backcountry ski trips in NZ

- Getting Started: Adventuring with Kids
- Green Pages
o Our regular section on environmental news from around the country.
- Conservation: A Royal Comeback
o The recent reintroduction of platypus to Australia’s oldest national park is a cause
for hope.

- Conservation: Gordonvale Reserve
o 2023 marks the tenth anniversary of the founding of this special reserve by the
Tasmanian Land Conservancy.

- Unsung Heroes
o A return of our popular selection of the lightest, cheapest, most durable or useful
swag as recommended by some of Wild’s regular contributors.