In this August 2017 Australian Hiker Bonus episode we interview John Feeney who is the founder and creator of the Melbourne based Hiking Society. The Hiking Society is a blog that provides hikers with up-to-date information and tips on hiking and camping, as well as showcasing trails and camping spots in Australia.
John founded the Hiking Society in July 2016 after a couple of years of intense hiking with the aim of sharing his thoughts on tracks, gear and hiking in general – his goal is to get people outdoors. The Hiking Society has now grown to include a meet-up group providing opportunities for regular guided experiences for hikers. The meet-up group helps hikers build their confidence and ability as well as connecting hikers with likeminded individuals.
As if John didn’t have enough to do, last year he and his brother also took on the online gear brand of Globewalker.
In this episode we discuss with John his vision for the Hiking Society and the Globewalker brand and how it can help hikers get involved.
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The Hiking Society http://www.thehikingsociety.com.au
Melbourne Meet Up Group https://www.meetup.com/en-AU/The-Hiking-Society/
Sydney Meet Up Group https://www.meetup.com/en-AU/The-Hiking-Society-NSW/