About

Gavin_3

There’s no qualification required to become an “adventurer”.

Gavin_1Welcome to my web site, a record of the adventure activities I’ve been involving myself with over the last 5-6 years and also an place to get an idea of what’s on the horizon for me in the next 18 months.

6 years ago my family immigrated from New Zealand to Sydney, Australia.  I remember quite clearly my thoughts as we took off from Wellington airport – “this is an adventure – I hope this works out well for us”.

Gavin_4And it has been an adventure, some ups, some downs but always an adventure.  And on the back of that “life adventure” I’ve had support from my family to go on and get involved in some awesome outdoor  adventures.

Everything should be against me, I live in one of Australia’s most populous cities, I’m a desk jockey by day working as a project manager and prior to that as an accountant,  and also I’m 50+ years of age, to old to be heading of on extreme adventures – right?

Wrong!   Bush walking and rock climbing in the Blue Mountains are an easy option, it’s a 2 hour drive from home in the central city to the Blue Mountains where friends and I can make an on the spot decision of what and where to head for.

Gavin_5And of course sometimes I looked  further a field, and sometimes thats a gigantic leap, for example – mountaineering in Alaska and Russia.

Getting my head around the risks and managing them is part of the challenge, as it breaking the bigger projects down into small manageable pieces and then putting it back together as a full on expedition or adventure is an exciting challenge for me.

What I have found though is that the travel from Sydney to the mountain location is also an adventure – the airports, the restaurants, the taxi rides, the hotels an B&B’s and of course the people,  they all add an exciting flavour to the trip.

And so I have to keep looking for the next adventure, the weekend away through to the multi day and multi week events.  The training , the planning and the getting on and doing it.

Snowies-13Have a look around my website, enjoy the stories get some ideas for yourself maybe and of course provide me some feedback as well if you like.

But check in regularly as things will always be changing here, I’m sure of that.

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ad-ven-ture (noun): unusual and exciting, typically hazardous, experience or activity

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