The best time for getting out there!
IRECKON AUTUMN is my favourite season of the year in which to get outside and explore our great country.The heavy heat of summer has – usually – dissipated by end of March and being out all day doesn’t mean you’re going to get burnt to a crisp,so you can just focus on having an awesome time.
Usually for me this time of year means planning of more adventures through winter and spring, but this year I have decided to just sit back and take what comes in terms of adventure opportunities. Life is very structured these days, and has to be to an extent (especially with two kids under six!) when you think of family and work commitments, but it doesn’t mean you cannot dream of that next escape into the wild, free outdoors.
It is the ideal of escape into the wild that pervades this issue of AG Outdoor. From tackling the Great North Walk in NSW, one of Australia’s greatest – and most unsung – multiday walks, and learning how to free dive, through to exploring the adventure-rich country of Switzerland, trekking in a snow-covered Yukon Territory, and tackling six brilliant adventures in our own NorthernTerritory,there’s something in this issue for everyone.
In this issue you will also find probably one of the most amazing stories we’ve ever published in
AG Outdoor: Marcus Koehne’s journey through Iraqi Kurdistan, starting on page 40. I will let you read about this incredible adventure yourself, but Marcus’s experience in this part of the world proves once again that, even when there is great upheaval, a shared goal of adventure can bind people closer together than you would think.