About

What are we about? We’re friends from University – now living in Sydney and Hong Kong – who love the outdoors and between us sports such as climbing, skiing, kayaking, trekking, surfing and running. If we won lotto we’d probably blow it on a holiday home in Wanaka or Whistler. The idea of starting a blog came about when we were doing a technical mountaineering course in New Zealand – we lucked out on the weather with severe storms and spent most of the next 6 days in Plateau Hut on Mount Cook where the main distraction was watching whether anyone brave enough to go outside to use the outhouse toilet got blown off the mountain. Watching someone walk to the outhouse only provides so much entertainment so whilst stuck in
the hut the idea of starting a blog started to take form. So here goes. We’re in our early 30s and spend way too much time at work so solo’ing El Capitan or dropping into Jaws isn’t on the agenda. But as the name suggests, this blog is an opportunity to share with family and friends and anyone who is interested our more everyday adventures (and to talk about gear, cause you can never spend too much time talking about gear).

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143 responses to “About

  1. Found a working link to your blog…I had the opportunity to live in Sydney for a couple of years and to visit Hong Kong for a week….Wonderful places to live…both a photographer’s dream. Thanks for visiting my blog…hope you continue to enjoy the beauty of life with the same joy as in the image on your About page.

  2. Thank you for following me! I love to connect with travel lovers. I had the opportunity to visit Hong Kong and Sydney in this 4 month trip and both are wonderful places to live. I hope you enjoy my picture essays! My husband and I are working on getting more adventurous on our travels with physical activities. I honestly am a bit scared of everything but at a late stage and learning to improve! I look forward to reading about your posts on the adventures you have.
    Best of luck and cheers!

  3. Thanks for the like on my cooking blog. Love your adventure blog. I also have a travel blog and am heading to India and Bhutan today. Would love to have your company.

  4. I love the idea of everyday adventure. Not many of us will get to spend 19 days on the Dawn Wall. Though I’m still open to going full-time through a sponsorship (I’d happily wear a branded beanie while surfing climbing websites) but not much press to be had bumbling up my local crag. And the need for records — Ozymandus in X number of hours, if I ever get brave enough to try that climb it’ll be a multi day effort / cluster’. My calves are still sore from a few short walks in the Otways. Just happy to be in those places, even my humble local crag.

    • I had to look up Ozymandius (and won’t be setting any speed records in this lifetime or the next) but it’s got me interested! Looks like Victoria is the place to be. Very keen to get to the Grampians and Arapiles.

  5. Thanks for stopping by at my site, and now that I’ve found yours, it sounds interesting enough that I think I’ll be checking back in to see just what you guys are getting up to in the future. See you then.

  6. Hey Guys,

    Thanks for stopping by and following our adventure around Australia. We are hoping to accomplish many more bushwalks along the way and I’m sure we’ll find plenty of inspiration for that right here on your blog. Happy trails.

    Clare

  7. Thanks for the like at my embryonic site guys. Much appreciated. Love your site and looking forward to sifting through it. A throwback to my time in Sydney in 1999/2000. The Coogee Bondi walk is a trip down memory lane!
    Keep up the good work

    • Love that you are missing us! I’m recovering from a bout of pneumonia and Nige has work commitments. But don’t worry, I have a back catalogue of great walks to report and Nige has climbing and skiing trips coming up! Cheers,
      T

  8. Thanks for visiting and liking our blog. My recent little kayak journey in the Georgia marshes was pretty tame (but all kayak trips are good), I’m wishing I was blogging when we lived in Alaska and lived more on the wild side. Our Alaskan Crow Pass Crossing mountain run looks a lot like the New Zealand Routeburn Classic. I am looking forward to following your adventures.

  9. G’day Chaps,
    Just stopping by to thank you very much for both visiting and noting a like on my blog, you actions are very much appreciated, here’s wishing you many more adventures 🙂

  10. Great blog you’ve got here and thanks for the follow. I’m heading to Oz in a couple of weeks time so the proper blogging starts then. Have fun on your adventures.

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  12. Thanks for dropping by my page. Your share of adventures look super awesome. I am inspired to visit the places you’ve been. Better still, is there any chance of fitting me in your backpack (I’m very compact!)? Can’t wait to read your stories!

  13. Thanks for visiting my blog about outdoor activities in NC. I don’t think yours qualify as “everyday” adventures! Great photography.

  14. Everyday adventures–and taking steps outside of our comfort zone, just what we are looking for! Looking forward to reading (and doing) some of your walks. -Ginette

  15. Dang your guys’ blog is awesome! You got some major mojo stuff going on and thanks for supporting mine by following it! I really appreciate it and it’s inspiring to see what you guys do. Can’t wait to do more chair traveling and hear what else you guys are up to.
    Many blessings,
    Ash

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