168-Australian Hiker 4th Birthday

Show notes

On 11 November 2020 Australian Hiker celebrated its fourth birthday on what has been a difficult year. In this episode we reflect on our past year, a difficult one, and where we are heading into the future.


Podcast Overview

In this episode we talk about Australian Hikers past year:

The Podcast

  • Year 4, an ‘interesting’ year
    • Fires and COVID
      • The impacts on Australian Hiker, so much
        • Hikes
        • Gear reviews
        • Podcast interviews
  • Our milestones
    • Podcast
      • Now 168 (169 including episode) podcast episodes released in total making us Australia’s longest running hiking podcast
      • Over 505,000 total podcast episode downloads
      • An audience spanning 147 countries around the world
        • Top 10 download Countries
          1. Australia
          2. United States
          3. United Kingdom
          4. New Zealand
          5. Canada
          6. Germany
          7. Japan
          8. Sweden
          9. France
          10. India
    • 175 trail reviews published
      • All trails are walked by us so it’s a slow process
      • Trails reviewed in all Australian States and Territories
    • 378 gear reviews
    • 179 general articles on hiking practice, safety, recipes, definitions and fitness
  • Social media
    •  Youtube
      • Trail videos
      • We will be publishing more regularly
    • Facebook / Instagram / Pinterest / Twitter

What’s happening in 2021

  • Hikes
    • Victoria and NSW main focus
    • Longer day hikes held over from 2020
  • Longer hikes
    • Finalisation of the Hume and Hovell Track from 2019
    • The Australian Alps Walking Track
      • Let try this again
    • 2022 Thru hike
      • What’s the plan?
  • 100 gear reviews
  • 38 podcast episodes

Help support us

    • Why we have gone down this route
    • Buy us a coffee at Kofi

Both Gill and I would like to thank everyone for the support particularly over the past year and look forward to bringing you lots of hiking information in 2021.

In next week’s episode I will be releasing the first on trail episode from the Great North Walk.

Close (time index 00:34:46)

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