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Wild #188 has arrived! Naturally, being winter, there are lots of stories about snow: on chasing Australia’s best backcountry lines; on walking the AAWT in winter; and (in a story by Tom O’Halloran, who represented Oz in climbing at Tokyo Olympics) on getting introduced to winter mountaineering in Aussie Alps. In the northern hemisphere, though, it’s summer, but that doesn’t mean there’s no snow on the ground, especially in a place like Greenland, from where we’ve got an absolutely fantastic piece on expedition paddleboarding. In other parts of Europe, though, the snow is disappearing all too fast, and we have a story on mountaineering in Monte Rosa, where disappearing glaciers are changing the nature of climbing there.
But of course, winter doesn’t mean snow all over Australia, so we’ve got a feature on the Misty Mountains in Queensland’s Far North, a photo essay on the amazing granite hiking in Girraween NP in Queensland’s South East, track notes on the incredibly beautiful Murramarang South Coast Walk (NSW’s newest Great Walk, having only opened in April), and a thought-provoking piece on the Red Centre’s Larapinta Trail. Actually, on the topic of the Red Centre, our Wild Bunch this issue discusses the hiking options there for those who don’t have the time to tackle something like the Larapinta, and gives the lowdown on five fantastic day hiking opportunities in the area.
We’ve also got a brilliant feature on climate change and fires, a piece on Tyto the Treesitter who’s been fighting to protect the Tarkine, a breakdown on the pros and cons of the main winter shelter designs, a piece on leaving no trace adventuring in the digital world, and a Q+A with mountaineer Allie Pepper as she sets off to tackle all fourteen 8000ers.