Boys Trip – Elfin Lakes – February 2019

This was my first boys trip I’ve had in probably over a year. It was with a group that I’d never hiked with before, a mix of friends, and friends of friends.

Going on these types of trips with a group that you don’t know very well can have it’s problems. Group Dynamics always comes up in articles I read about trips – whether good or bad, and I was hoping that this one was going to make it a good trip. It worked out a treat

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2019 – A Year for Doing More Good, Better

2018 was a good year. We did some skiing, winter camping and took trips to Yosemite and Whitehorse. 2018 was also the year that Maelys and I started taking a bigger interest in the impact we have on the environment – both directly and indirectly, as well as being more aware of the impact others have.

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In Profile – Bret Charman – Wildlife Photographer

Bret is an award winning photographer hailing from the South of England. He’s spent the last few years photographing in sub-Saharan Africa, Amazon Rain-forest, the Arctic Circle and Australia as well as in his native land. 2016 was a big year for Bret having moved to Australia to further his photography career. And further it he did. He had been shortlisted in Outdoor Photographer of the Year, Bird Photographer of the Year and Australian Nature Photographer of the Year. In 2016 he won  Australia Geographic’s Photographer of the Year in 2016 for the Threatened Species category and the two images shortlisted in Bird Photographer of the Year both featured in the accompanying book. In August 2017 he won the Gold Award in the birds in flight category.

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Snowshoe in Pemberton – A Christmas Day Jaunt to Wendy Thompson Hut

It’s 4 am, on Christmas morning and I have just woken up. I’m not very hungry but I try to eat a little bit of breakfast and put on a coffee to help wake us up. My housemates Arno and Sam come out of their rooms dressed in their thermal layers. They sling their bags from over their shoulders and place them by the back door and join me in my strategic breakfast. In an hour we will be driving to a trail head just past Joffre Lakes Provincial Park, British Columbia (30k north west of Pemberton).

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