WIN A TRIP TO PILBARA REGION

From the gorges carved over billions of years at Karijini National Park to the more than one million examples of rock art on the Burrup Peninsula, to the 42 islands and islets of the Dampier Peninsula, The natural attractions in the Pilbara are on an epic scale.

This region of Western Australia is not only renowned for its stunning landscapes but for its characters that embody the outback spirit that is so prevalent in this part of the world.

Four Australians who have a deep passion for the Pilbara showcase their connection to the landscape through 60 second videos.

Australia’s North West Tourism CEO Glen Chidlow said the compilation video of all had already racked up 300,000 views on social media.

“The videos resonate with audiences as meeting people when travelling in the Pilbara is as much a part of the holiday experience as the incredible scenery you travel through,” said Mr Chidlow.

“Epic Pilbara People, Pete, Marnie, Clinton and Robin relay in their own words, how they came to fall in love with this remote, stunning landscape,” he said.

“Each of them has a different story to tell.  Pete has been  canyoning in Karijini’s gorges more than 600 times, Marnie enjoyed childhood adventures on an island leased by her father and his friends, Robin transplanted from Texas for a rugged cowboy and now runs a half million acre cattle station, and Clinton’s shares his cultural connection  through stories of a Dreamtime landscape,” said Glen.

To coincide with the campaign Australia’s North West Tourism is giving away two return flights from the nearest Australian capital city to Paraburdoo, three nights in a deluxe eco tent at Karijini Eco Retreat with continental breakfast and three days car hire.   Entries close 11.59pm 29 June 2017

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American Climbers Confirm the Hillary Step Is Gone

American climbers Garrett Madison and Ben Jones, both of whom summited Everest in the final weeks of May, have said that the Hillary Step has been significantly altered.

511 Surfers Set Record for Largest Paddle Out

On Tuesday morning, 511 surfers successfully set the Guinness World Record in Huntington Beach for the largest paddle out ever recorded.

Courts to Decide if SUP is Canoeing or Surfing

When surfing was added to the Olympic roster, reactions were mixed. Most of the athletes on the tour expressed their approval in one way or another.

Michael Phelps Is Racing An Actual Shark On TV

In a program dubbed “Great Gold vs. Great White,” the 23-time Olympic gold medalist will be racing a shark as part of the Discovery Channel’s annual weeklong celebration of cartilaginous fish.

Climber Rescued From Ha Ling After Big Fall

A climber was airlifted to hospital then to Calgary Foothills Medical Centre by STARS air ambulance after a 20-metre fall on the Northeast Face of Ha Ling above Canmore.

Black bear kills teen runner during trail race

A 16-year-old ultra runner in an Alaskan mountain race was killed by a black bear he apparently encountered while descending the trail Sunday, Alaska State Troopers and the race director said. The victim was identified by troopers as Patrick Cooper of Anchorage.

Global action required to save reefs

A World Heritage Committee draft report on climate change and coral bleaching released this week confirms global action is needed to address a major problem affecting coral reefs world-wide, Environment Minister Steven Miles said.

$1.3M ecotourism boost for Far North Queensland

Cape York national parks will receive $1.3 million of Budget funding in a boost for ecotourism in Far North Queensland.

$40 million to revitalise Queensland’s national parks

The Palaszczuk Government will revitalise our national parks and create an eco-tourism industry to rival Tasmania with more than $40 million provided for parks projects in this year’s budget.

More flights, more tourists for Queensland

The Palaszczuk Government has secured additional flights to attract more tourists and create more jobs for Queensland, with China Airlines to increase its Taipei-Brisbane service from four times per week to daily

Northern whale migration under way

The annual northern migration of humpback whales along the Western Australian coast is under way with sightings of the majestic creatures being reported from Albany to Exmouth.

Queensland Budget Overview

Treasurer and Minister for Trade and Investment, Curtis Pitt, says the 2017-18 State Budget, the third of the Palaszczuk Government, delivers more Jobs for Queensland.

2017 in the snowfields

Improved snow-making technology, better kids’ play areas and premium lessons are a few of the benefits in store for travellers to Australia’s top ski resorts this season.

Sunshine coast business has perfect camping solution

Three entrepreneurs with a love for camping have created Camp Hire Australia where they won’t just hire out all the equipment for a perfect camping weekend, they’ll even pitch the tent and pack it away.

Welcome to the world of ultra trail-running…

JONO O’Loughlin is in a world of hurt.

His legs have seized up. Just about every muscle below his waist is cramping. His body is effectively screaming at him: “STOP!”

Cliff Diving World Series 2017

Cliff divers Jonathan Paredes of Mexico and America’s David Colturi dived at the famous “Arch of Cabo San Lucas”.

NOMINATE FOR 2018 AUSTRALIAN OF THE YEAR AWARDS

Nominations are now open for the 2018 Australian of the Year Awards and you have an important role to play in the search for our nation’s finest.

The Melbourne Cup Of The Outback: BIRDSVILLE RACES

From Australia’s most remote horseraces, to camel pies, 4WD convoys, travelling boxing troupes and an influx of thousands to a town that usually homes 115 people – outback Queensland is set to play host to an Aussie bucket-list experience like no other when the 135th Birdsville Races return this September 1 & 2, 2017.

PARALYMPIC SUPERSTAR TO MAKE IRONMAN 70.3 DEBUT

Australia’s most successful Paralympian, (skier, cyclist, runner and motivational speaker) Michael Milton, will make his IRONMAN 70.3 debut at the Cairns Airport IRONMAN Asia-Pacific Championship Cairns on Sunday 11 June 2017.

More adventure set for Kangaroo Island

One of Australia’s premier eco tourism destinations is becoming easier to visit thanks an airport expansion that has attracted direct flights from Qantas.

New Trailblazers program for young

The ABC and the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development have partnered to announce a new program supporting young innovators in regional Australia.

CARDRONA OPENS NZ’S FIRST CHONDOLA

Cardrona Alpine Resort has opened with a bang for Winter 2017, with more than 1000 skiers, snowboarders and sightseers riding the new McDougall’s Chondola for the very first time. The McDougall’s Chondola is New Zealand’s first cabin-style lift on a ski area, with a combination of six-seater chairs and 8-seater gondola cabins on the same lift.

China ‘Closes’ Mount Everest, Fall Season Cancelled

China has announced it will close Everest because it “witnessed a series of problems including an illegal north-south traverse by a Polish climber.”

The closure should not affect climbers attempting the traditional route from Nepal.

Full story here

Behind Everest Deaths

Bereaved families of those who died in their struggle to scale Mount Everest struggle to find a sense of closure. Their questions remain unanswered as mountaineering agencies accuse climbers of not following the rules and obeying sherpas.

Brisbane’s First Indoor Dry Ski Slope Edges Closer

Urban Xtreme Adventures is excited to announce the location for Brisbane’s first ever indoor adventure sporting hub with integrated dry ski slopes.

Diving in the Solomon Islands

 

Just what makes the Solomon Islands such a mecca for lovers of the underwater world?

The answer is simple – the 992 islands and unspoilt coral reefs making up these ‘Hapi Isles’, literally teem with huge numbers and varieties of marine life.

Add to this the literally hundreds of shipwrecks and downed aircraft that litter the seabed, so much so that in one area just a short journey from the country’s bustling capital of Honiara has been renamed ‘Iron Bottom Sound’.

Alissa Bradford, a solo summiter with a record in her mind

Alissa Bradford is attempting to be first young solo Australian female to summit the highest mountain in every state & territory of Australia. With only two peaks left she is racing across the country to finish her final two mountain climbs by her 30th Birthday – this June 2017.

5 places to visit if you want to party and party hard (in countries you never would have expected)

Here’s the deal. You love to travel; I get that. I do too. I also like to party.

5 Places In Australia Only The Bravest and Most Curious Adventurers Will Go!

5 Places In Australia Only The Bravest and Most Curious Adventurers Will Go! Are you ready?

5 Places In Australia You Never Knew Existed

So you think you are an Australia connoisseur…

13 May 1909, the first “Giro d’Italia” takes place

The 1909 Giro d’Italia was the inaugural running of the Giro d’Italia, a cycling race organised and sponsored by the newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport.

12 May 1880: Lincoln Ellsworth

Today is the anniversary of the birth of Lincoln Ellsworth, an American explorer, engineer, and scientist who led the first trans-Arctic (1926) and trans-Antarctic (1935) air crossings.

11 May 1813: the crossing of the Blue Mountains and the foundation of Bathurst

11 May 1813: the crossing of the Blue Mountains was the expedition led by Gregory Blaxland, William Lawson and William Charles Wentworth, which became the first successful crossing of the Blue Mountains in New South Wales by European settlers.

13 Degrees of Patagonia, the end of the journey

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9 May 1926, Richard E. Byrd and Floyd Bennett (maybe) fly over the North Pole

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8 May 1927, ‘The White Bird’ disappears

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30 April 1770, David Thompson

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Guinness World Record attempts aim to raise $100,000 for charity

Losing weight is not the only great thing you can do with a treadmill!

12 April 1957, date of birth of Greg Child

Greg Child (born 12 April 1957) is an Australian-born rock climber, mountaineer, author and filmmaker.

11 April 1970, Apollo 13 leaves the Earth

Apollo 13 was the seventh manned mission in the American Apollo space program and the third intended to land on the Moon.

10 April 1815, the Mount Tambora eruption and the beginning of the ‘Year Without a Summer’

The Mount Tambora volcano begins a three-month-long eruption, which ultimately kills 71,000 people, and affects Earth’s climate for the next two years.

WIN A $5000 VALUED ADVENTURE PACK!!!

Are you ready for this? You’re going to have to be, because this is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity that you do not want to miss!

The winner of the FUSION WATERSPORT STEREO is…

Wow! It’s been an amazing competition! So many answers and so much warmth!
The winner of the FUSION PORTABLE WATERSPORT STEREO is…

Send OUTER EDGE your story!

Have you been on an adventure and you want to tell the world?

…and the winner of the TONIC gift pack is…

Another great week and another great Outer Edge competition comes to an end…

15 February 1999, Henry Way Kendall

Henry Way Kendall was a leading American physicist. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1990

14 February, Happy Valentine’s Day!

 

Happy Valentine’s Day to anyone who found someone to share his or her adventures with!

Adventure knives! And the winners are…

The winners for the Outer Edge competition run together with AussieKnives.com are:

9 February 1895, first Volleyball game

 

On February 9, 1895, in Massachusetts (USA), William G. Morgan (in the top left circle),

3 February 1943 and 1902, Wanda Rutkiewicz and Charles Augustus Lindbergh

Wanda Rutkiewicz (February 4, 1943 – May 12–13, 1992) was a Polish mountain climber. She was the first woman to successfully climb the summits K2 and Mount Everest.

21 January 1885, Umberto Nobile

Umberto Nobile was an Italian aviator, aeronautical engineer and Arctic explorer.

15 January 1919, Maurice Herzog

Maurice Herzog was an alpinist who became the first men to conquer a peak of a more than 26,000-feet mountain: Annapurna, in the Himalayas.

13 January 2009, Nancy-Bird Walton

Nancy-Bird Walton was a pioneering Australian aviator, and was the founder and patron of the Friends of Australian Women Pilots’ Association (AWPA).

11 January 2008, Sir Edmund Hillary

Well, George, we knocked the bastard off

10 January 2007, Bradford Washburn

I wouldn’t last thirty minutes climbing solo
Bradford Washburn

9 January 2009, Rob Gauntlett

On the 9th of January 2009, Rob Gauntlett, tragically died with his climbing companion James Atkinson, while ice climbing in the Alps.

Laika Adventure Travel App

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Adventure Travel Spotlight – Hidden Gems

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​ULTRA-TRAIL RACE REPORT

By Dan Lewis
 
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Human Arrow flies in Wingsuit over Great Wall of China

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SURFERS WITNESS STABBING

World’s leading surfers, including reigning women’s world champion Carissa Moore, witness shooting of a man in Rio near World Surf League Event.
Surf magazine Stab 

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Kelly Slater’s Perfect Wave

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The world heritage-listed natural wonder stretching through the paradise of islands and reefs of blinding blues and greens runs parallel with Queen

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Just six months until Australia hosts the ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships in a series of firsts for off-road tri’s

K4 and K2 crews win World Cup silver

The Australian men’s K4 1000 sprint canoe team has won silver at a World Cup event in the Czech Republic on Sunday, as it continues its build up towards

Pilot Translator – Amazing new technology for travellers ​

Being lost in translation has happened to everyone while traveling, even us, and that’s exactly how this genius idea was born. Waverly Labs

The Closest Island to Paradise – The Isle of Pines – South Pacific

The Isle of Pines is an island located in the Pacific Ocean, in New Caledonia. The island is part of he commune of L’Île

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There’s a lot to consider when budgeting for a holiday. While cheap accommodation and cheapest flights are

Everest Climbing Death Toll at 5 within first week of Season

The 2016 Mt. Everest climbing season has claimed its first victims. The body of one of two Indian nationals who went missing on

Human Arrow flies in Wingsuit over Great Wall of China

American base jumper and wingsuit pilot Jeb Corliss flew over the Great Wall performing the Human Arrow stunt in his latest daring challenge. The

TRUE GRIT MILITARY OBSTACLE SERIES ABOUT TO KICK OFF ​

True Grit is the first Australian designed military style obstacle course, and has been designed by

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The executive board of the IOC has supported the proposal to add the

APP FOCUS : HITLIST Cheap Flight Deals, Airline Tickets and Last Minute Flights

Hitlist is an APP that is focussed on helping users track down bargain airfares for cities on their

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The Solomon Islands tourism industry has enjoyed one of its best ever starts to a year with combined international visitor arrivals for the

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Falls Creek is a beginner & intermediate friendly snowboarding spot, with almost 80% of the resort dedicated to amateur snowboarders. The

THE WORLD’S TOUGHEST ADVENTURE RACE RETURNS IN 2017

Red Bull X-Alps is back! Applications to compete in the 2017 edition of the race across the Alps are open from July 01 to August 31

DOMETIC ANNOUNCE 2016 ‘FOLLOW THE SUN’ WINNERS

Three lucky winners from Adelaide, Cairns and Innisfail are celebrating winning the road trip of a lifetime after being

DIGITAL DETOX TOURS – LEAVE YOUR PHONE AT HOME

In a move that might seem paradoxical, a new survey showing that travellers are tightly attached to their mobile devices has

TRAVEL FEATURE NEPAL – A MOST UNIQUE PART OF ASIA

NEPAL: When you think of Nepal, you probably first think of it as the gateway to Everest, but it’s a country that has an

#NEWS: #TRAVEL #FEATURE #FIJINOW

BULA! – WELCOME TO FIJI.

The heart of the South Pacific, Fiji is blessed with 333 tropical islands that are home to happiness. Famous for its affordable

TIM VAN BERKEL AND JODIE SWALLOW WIN ASIA PACIFIC IRONMAN CHAMPIONSHIPS

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ONLINE NATIONAL PARK MAP LIBRARY

The National Park Service in the USA publishes tons of great free maps and one national park ranger has collected them all, and made them available on one website, for the

#NEWS: SCOTT’S ALPS2OCEAN CYCLE TRAIL CHARITY RIDE OPEN FOR REGISTRATION

Scott’s Charity Ride of Alps2Ocean Cycle Trail has opened for registration. The second Scott’s Charity

#NEWS #TRAVEL

#DRONE INVASIONS BRING AIRPORTS TO STANDSTILL

Airports are going into defence mode, and being shut down due to an increased number of drones flying too close to

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#NEWS: #TECH: #STEEP – RELEASE OPEN WORLD GAME THAT COMBINES A VARIETY OF EXTREME SPORTS

For those of us who love the rush of a downhill

#NEWS: CALGARY PLANES FLY TO SOUTH POLE FOR RISKY RESCUE MISSION

Two Calgary bush planes are flying to the South Pole in a rare and risky mission to rescue a worker

#NEWS #SNOWREPORT2016

Although the 2016 Ski Season started off a little ‘snow’ the outlook is good after the east coast Antarctic blast that hit us over the last week. With a second cold front predicted later in the week and

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20,000 plastic wine bottles. 5 Sydney city-slickers. A 4,300 kilometre

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Turkey Travel Advice For Australians After Airport Attack

AUSTRALIANS are being urged to reconsider their need to travel to Istanbul

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26-year-old Jim Walmsley was on pace