Blue Mountains sculptures & Sherpas honour Phillip Hughes

Blue Mountains sculptures & Sherpas honour Phillip Hughes

Thirty three local and overseas artists are set to transform Blue Mountains rainforest with world-class art for the Sculpture at Scenic World from April 15 to May 10. Great Walks is off to the sculptures this weekend so look out for our story next week.

The Cricket Association of Nepal has announced that a cricket bat used by the late Australian batsman Phillip Hughes will be taken to the top of Mount Everest.

We’ve got good news for those who cop blisters during long bushwalks i.e JUST ABOUT EVERYONE! A Tassie company has developed WonderWool, made from 100% Australian fleece. And at $10 a bag the only fleecing will be between your toes.

In other news, an electronic medical database has been developed to enable first aiders and race organisers to better monitor the health of trailrunners and walkers. Parks Tasmania has announced that a trailrider is available at Cradle Mountain NP to give visitors with limited mobility more opportunities to explore, and a wonderful photo taken in Nepal has won the March photo comp.

Speaking of photos, this week’s gallery is all about the stunning Larapinta Trail. The images showcase World Expeditions’ popular NT trek. And remember the theme for the April online comp is ‘mud’ so for some inspiration click here.

The June-July cover will be revealed next week – but in the meantime the Apr-May issue is available in newsagents, via selected outdoor retailers, via subscription and for your iPad. It’s our ANZAC Centenary issue and with ANZAC day just over a week away the timing couldn’t be better.

Happy walking