Hiking Skills Trail Hiking Australia

Are you new to hiking or have hiked for a while and are keen to further develop your Hiking Skills?

One of the things I love most about hiking is the feeling or remoteness. Getting back to basics, away from the office and technology, and being able to stop and appreciate our natural environment.

Anyone who can walk can hike, it really is that simple. That being said, the simplicity of putting one foot in front of the other should not be taken for granted. A few basic hiking skills can go a long way to increasing your fitness and ensuring you and your group experience the benefits of hiking and have an amazing time on the trail.

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Hiking Skills


Boulder Hopping

Boulders (or Talus) is really scree, just a lot larger version. People just tend to call smaller bits of rock
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Hiking in Hills

Hiking Uphill Maintain a natural pace and avoid making large strides. Long strides are fine on flat terrain, but when
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Hiking on Scree

Scree is bits of broken rock piled up at the base of a cliff. In the mountains, daily heating and
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River Crossing Techniques

Knowing how to cross a river is a critical hiking skill, so is knowing when not to cross. Take the
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Trail Hiking Australia Trekking at High Altitude

Trekking at High Altitude

You have probably heard horror stories of Trekking at High Altitude. To relieve some of this stress, this article is
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How to Find Water

How to Find Water

Regardless of where you are in the wilderness, water is your most valuable commodity. If you have a good supply
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How to spot and treat mild dehydration

Keeping yourself hydrated during any adventure is extremely important. If you are backpacking in the desert or snow showing in
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Stretching before, during and after a hike is often something that people overlook. Personally I am not a huge believer
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Setting the Pace

On any hike it is important to focus on setting the pace and establishing natural rhythm that suits you or the slowest
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How to Light a Campfire

Knowing how to light a campfire is an essential skill - we teach you how to do it the good
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How To Get Started In Trail Running

Whether you're fuelled by fitness or adventure, trail running is an incredibly rewarding activity. Although you might want to hit
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How To Prepare For An Alpine Climb

Alpine climbing isn't an easy task and requires resilience, determination and physical strength. Before you tackle an alpine climb, you
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How To Make Your Outdoor Experience More Comfortable

How To Make Your Outdoor Experience More Comfortable

Taking a trip into the wild can get a little uncomfortable at times. The good news is, with a couple
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Hiking on Sand

If you've ever hiked on the beach, you've felt the sand give way with every step you take. When you
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Rock Scrambling

Scrambling over easy rock terrain uses the same movement skills as rock climbing. Many rock climbers actually learn how to
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Hiking on Snow

Traveling safely across snow is an essential skill for many hikers and climbers as it is not the same as
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The basics covered on this page should allow you to get out on the trail safely and actually enjoy the experience.

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