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Make A Difference

Make a difference

Make a difference

…our beaches and river systems. It’s threatening our wildlife and damaging our precious ecosystems. But the good folks at Sustainable Coastlines are changing that. With regular clean-ups and tree-planting days – and passionate volunteers like you – we can make a real difference to our coastlines.

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Sustainability in America

Sustainability in America

Summit Club member Bec Cotton is a firm believer that the only way we can make a difference is by acting as a community. This philosophy led Bec, a 23 year old Sustainability student from Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, to embark on a 10-month journey of adventure and discovery across North America and…

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The yak that gave back

The yak that gave back

…means a brighter future and the ability to empower themselves and their families. If you missed out on a yak, it's not too late to make a difference. Make a donation to the Himalayan Trust today. Your donation will help reduce poverty and build the resilience of local communities in Solukhumbu…

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Nepal Trek 2019

Nepal Trek 2019

…Nepal’s Everest Region. This trek is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience one of the world's most amazing tourist destinations, and make a difference by helping to rebuild Nepal with the Himalayan Trust. > Register your interest in the 2019 Nepal Trek Supporting the Himalayan Trust The…

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Climb Mount Kilimanjaro with Tim Jarvis

Climb Mount Kilimanjaro with Tim Jarvis

…for 6–8 hours per day. You love adventure, thrive in difficult conditions, and get on with people from all walks of life. You want to make a difference by talking about the impacts of climate change. You don't mind having your photo taken or featuring in our winter 2018 advertising material.…

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Trekking to rebuild Nepal

Trekking to rebuild Nepal

…young women for human trafficking. Both local and international relief efforts were placed under immense pressure. The world needed to act. Making a difference Lindsay Tallott, Kathmandu’s intrepid Community Coordinator, was moved to do something. Kathmandu has a long-established partnership with…

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How to beat jet lag

How to beat jet lag

…aeroplane cabins. Drink water, and lots of it. Top up your sleep on the plane. Even if it’s only a few hours here and there it will make a big difference when you arrive by helping you stay awake until evening, local time. Maximise inflight comfort and sleep easier with a travel neck pillow,…

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Products with Purpose

Products with Purpose

…power,” says Carolyn Hamer-Smith, AHF General Manager. “For many families, the only form of light is a wood-burning fire. LuminAID will make an enormous difference in providing these families with their first reliable form of light, enabling students to do their homework in the evenings. Ultimately,…

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20 essential camping tips

20 essential camping tips

…need to make contact with someone. Take good lighting. While it may sound romantic to get about by the moon or fire light, the reality is you don’t want to be cooking, trying to find the toilet or hearing strange noises in pitch dark. The right camp lighting equipment makes a big difference. You can…

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Top tips for travelling solo safely - part one

Top tips for travelling solo safely - part one

…hospital close to your accommodation? Is it safe to walk alone at night? Knowing the answers to these questions (among many more) can be the difference between a dream and a nightmare as far as your travels are concerned. So, do your homework first, and you’ll be well on your way to an A for…

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10 rookie travel mistakes to avoid

10 rookie travel mistakes to avoid

…booking your flights, make sure you thoroughly understand the terms and conditions, especially in relation to how much luggage you can take. Also be clear on whether the dates are movable or fixed and find out if the ticket is refundable. If you’re booking connecting flights, make sure there’s a…

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Camping Characters

Camping Characters

…for six people, forgets the spatula and refuses to help wash up. I know who I want on my camp team. The Gear Junkie Now this camper knows the difference between GORE-TEX® and Hydronaute. A gear addict and brand expert, you can pick this enthusiast out from the crowd by the quality of their headlamp…

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Coast to Coast Required Gear List

Coast to Coast Required Gear List

…think about whether you’re a competitor who prefers speed or comfort. And make sure you select gear for all possible conditions. If you’re aiming to take 3-4 hours for a certain leg, your requirements could be different than someone planning to take a lot longer. The lightest gear won’t be as robust…

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20 trail running tips for beginners

20 trail running tips for beginners

…terrain and challenges. So embrace the individual traits of each trail and realise each different aspect can challenge you and help you improve every time you run through it. Just like each trail is different, so are trail races, not even the same event year to year is the same! With so many…

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How to choose a down jacket

How to choose a down jacket

…warmth and is incredibly lightweight and breathable. It can also be compressed down to a compact size, making it great for travel. Down jackets are designed in a wide range of styles for many different activities. Here are three key factors to consider when purchasing the best down jacket for your…

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Get set for winter cycling

Get set for winter cycling

…a feel for the different surfaces and you’ll be well on your way toward joining the Peloton. Set some goals Almost everybody wants to improve at something. However, the biggest obstacle to improvement is the gap between what you want to achieve and effort you’re prepared to make to achieve it. The…

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A look down the supply chain

A look down the supply chain

Responsible Down Standard certification is an important part of our work towards making sure animals are treated ethically. But we also want to connect directly with the farms. We’ve visited and talked about animal welfare with every one of our down processors in China and Taiwan. In October 2015,…

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From 9-5 to 5-9

From 9-5 to 5-9

…your career, but life is short, so maybe it’s time to start living? Work to live, don’t live to work If you have a plan for your 9 to 5, you should make one for your 5 to 9. The hours after you’ve left the office afford you the freedom to pursue your dreams with abandon. It may only be for a few…

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Moving into multi-sport

Moving into multi-sport

…club and join a training group – the commitment each week helps with the motivation! 2. Don’t expect miracles Because you’re training across three different disciplines, don’t expect to be a gun at all of them (but if you are, awesome!). I try and spread my training evenly over the week, while also…

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Tramping the Te Araroa trail

Tramping the Te Araroa trail

…felt a certain pressure to chase the career path I had laid out for myself. In reality, what I wanted to do was travel: to see the world in a different light and to experience life outside the classroom – and outside the 9-5 lifestyle. Additionally, I had begun to realise how much societal pressure…

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