202-Australian Hiker 5th Birthday

Show notes

On 11 November 2021 Australian Hiker celebrated its 5th birthday. When we started in 2016 we had no idea where we would be today. In this episode we reflect on our past year, and look at where we are heading over the coming year. We close this episode by answering the often asked question about how we got into hiking.

Podcast Overview

In this episode we talk about Australian Hikers past year:

  • Podcast Introduction (time index 00:01:26)
  • Year 5 a look back (time index 00:01:52)
    • Podcast
      • Now 202 podcast episodes released in total making us Australia’s longest running hiking podcast
      • Over 650,000 total 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. Germany
          6. Canada
          7. Ireland
          8. India
          9. Sweden
          10. Hong Kong
    • 209 trail reviews published
      • Trails reviewed in all Australian States and Territories
    • 409 gear reviews online
    • 207 general articles on hiking practice, safety, recipes, definitions and fitness
  • Social media
    •  Youtube
      • Trail videos
    • Facebook / Instagram / Pinterest / Twitter

What’s happening in 2022 (time index 00:06:58)

  • Hikes
    • Victoria and NSW the main focus
    • Longer day 2-3day hikes held over from 2020-2021
  • Longer hikes
    • Finalisation of the Hume and Hovell Track from 2019
    • Long hike(s) still to choose
  • Specialty hiking
    • Hammock camping
    • Bike Packing
  • 100 gear reviews
  • 38 podcast episodes

How did we get into hiking? (time index 00:13:42)

  • 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 2022.

Close (time index 00:31:00)

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