EPISODE 031: Paul Barach – Hiking the Shikoku Pilgrimage – HIKE OR DIE OUTDOOR ADVENTURE PODCAST

Committed to completion Paul Barach is an adventurer and the author of ​’Fighting Monks and Burning Mountains: Misadventures on a Buddhist Pilgrimage‘, but as I mention in the podcast episode, it’s hard not to immediately put those labels on him and think that you have him worked out. However, the stories and motivations behind Paul’s adventures of hiking 1,200 kilometres across Japan (while completing the […]


2020 hiking year in review In our final podcast episode for 2020, we decided to close out with something different. We invited two previous podcast guests to return and hang out with us while we drank eggnog and recounted the year that was. Landscape photographer and film maker, Oddbjørn Austevik joined us from Norway and by pure coincidence, mountain climbing trainer and guide, Chase Tucker […]

EPISODE 029: Ross McGibbon – Dangerous Snake Photographer – HIKE OR DIE OUTDOOR ADVENTURE PODCAST

Face to face with danger The fear of being bitten by a snake is quite often cited as being the reason for many people not wanting to venture into the wilderness and explore. More often than not, we have made our minds polluted in a sense in regards to understanding snakes, their habits and most importantly, their motives. Too many fables, tall stories and misconceptions […]

Indigenous Australian Culture Educator - Dwayne Bannon-Harrison

EPISODE 028: Indigenous Culture Educator Dwayne Bannon-Harrison – HIKE OR DIE OUTDOOR ADVENTURE PODCAST

Bridging the culture gap It’s not often you have the opportunity to talk to a person as unique as Dwayne Bannon-Harrison, and I mean that from both a cultural and spiritual perspective. Dwayne’s heritage (his mother is of Irish decent and his father was an Indigenous Australian) sees him, as he would say, with one foot in the world of Australian Indigenous culture and the […]

EPISODE 027: Soldiers for Wildlife John Garcia – HIKE OR DIE OUTDOOR ADVENTURE PODCAST

The fight to protect wildlife When you talk to John Garcia, Navy veteran and founder of soldiersforwildlife.org, it doesn’t take long to realise that you are talking to a guy who has literally put aside everything in his life to focus on a single goal; protecting the endangered animals of Africa. Those animals include the Rhinos and Elephants illegally hunted and poached for their horns, […]

EPISODE 026: Mountain Climber and Adventurer Tom Fabbri – HIKE OR DIE OUTDOOR ADVENTURE PODCAST

Next stop: Mt Everest With so many impressive achievements under his belt, it’s hard ot know where to start with Tom Fabbri. He’s a successful business man, an author, a trained chef and a pilot but on top of that, he’s also an accomplished mountain climber and adventurer with Mt Everest now firmly in his sights. Tom shared with us his passion for the outdoors, […]

EPISODE 025: Hiking Training Specialist Chase Tucker – HIKE OR DIE OUTDOOR ADVENTURE PODCAST

Training to climb mountains When you take a look at Chase Tucker’s credentials and experience it starts to become very clear that he is a voice worth listening to in the world of hiking and climbing fitness. Aside from perhaps the more typical Personal Trainer and Fitness qualifications, Chase has also acquired Altitude Training and Expedition Leader experience. When you speak to him though, here’s […]

Episode 024: Live Q and A – Hike or Die Outdoor Adventure Podcast

We gave you all the answers you did (and perhaps didn’t) want to hear Our first live Q&A session certainly tested our nerves in a completely unknown format to us. We really enjoyed the interactivity that it provided and also the discussions that it created among the viewers. We were asked about many aspects of our hiking, upcoming plans to hike, fitness, trail food and […]

Episode 022: 2019 Hiking Year in Review – Hike or Die Outdoor Adventure Podcast

What a fantastic year it was We’ve climbed mountains, hiked through the wilderness and ran along deserted trails but when we weren’t doing that we were bringing you the best podcast we could put together. Reviewing the year was as fun as I thought it would be and so much gold resurfaced that we had forgotten about. We really enjoyed putting this episode together and […]