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086-Australian Hiker 2nd Birthday

Show notes

On 11 November 2018 Australian Hiker celebrated its second birthday. Over the past year we have been building up our online resources to help us make Australian Hiker your ‘Go to Hiking Resource’. We realise that we still have a long way to go.

This episode is a reflection on our past year and where we are heading into the future. Gill and I would like to thank all our friends and supporters for helping us to greatly exceeded our expectations; we couldn’t have done so without you.

Here are some of the key milestones that we reached in our second year:

  • 86 podcasts released in total making us Australia’s longest running hiking podcast.
    • Over 135,000 total podcast downloads
    • Australian Hiker podcast now downloaded in 111 countries around the world
      • Top 10 download Countries
        • Australia
        • United States
        • New Zealand
        • United kingdom
        • Canada
        • Japan
        • Germany
        • Sweden
        • Mongolia
        • France
    • A revamp of the podcast including new recording processes and new regular sections
      • Hiker News
      • Hiker Hacks
      • Hiker Questions
      • Gear Reviews
      • Media Review (Books, Films, etc)
      • Outakes
  • 93 trail reviews published
    •  All trail are walked by us; its a slow process
    • By the end of 2018 we will have trail reviews published in all Australian States and Territories
  • 198 gear reviews
  • 119 general articles on hiking practice, safety, recipes, definitions and fitness
  • Tim undertook his first long distance through hike on the Bibbulmun Track


Here’s what we have planned for 2019

In the past year we has a couple of projects that we didn’t get to and will continue to work towards progressing them in the coming year.

  • Regularly published trail recipes
  • Release of our planned Ebooks

In addition we will continue to walk and review trails throughout Australia with our focus continuing on southern NSW.

In addition in 2019 we have two larger trips planned.

    • A well known Australian trail; and
    • Our main trip for 2019 in Europe

We are looking forward to some great adventures in the next 12 months and to sharing them with you!

Listening to the Australian Hiker Podcast

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You can listen to the Australian Hiker Podcast in the following ways:

  • Through our website. All our episodes can be found here
  • On Apple technology listen through Apple Podcasts here
  • On Android phones (as well as apple) we recommend Podbean

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