Real Trail Talk
Episode 60 - Hiking Gear Discussion

Episode 60 - Hiking Gear Discussion

May 1, 2020

In this episode we get into a discussion about hiking gear, what we use, how we came to choose that gear, a brief chat about ultralight gear, sustainability and what gear we'd like heading into the future. 

Episode 59 - Mark’s Bibbulmun Track Rebuttal

Episode 59 - Mark’s Bibbulmun Track Rebuttal

April 18, 2020

After finally finishing his sectional end to end, Mark discusses his thoughts on the entire Bibbulmun Track and how life has changed over that time. 

Episode 58 - Snorkelling in WA - Coral Coast and the North West (Part Two)

Episode 58 - Snorkelling in WA - Coral Coast and the North West (Part Two)

April 1, 2020

We are joined again by WA outdoor adventure enthusiast Shavaurn to discuss the world class snorkelling locations up and down the northern part of Western Australia. With some of the most stunning spots in the whole of the state (and perhaps the country), the snorkelling at places like Ningaloo is beyond amazing. 

Episode 57 - Snorkelling in WA - Perth and the South West (Part One)

Episode 57 - Snorkelling in WA - Perth and the South West (Part One)

March 18, 2020

We are joined by WA outdoor adventure enthusiast Shavaurn to discuss the various snorkelling spots around Perth and South West. With summer meaning a break in the hiking season, we like to get out into the water and explore a different type of scene. Thanks to the Leeuwin Current there is a variety of sea life and coral to see so close to shore.

Episode 56 - Tongariro Northern Circuit

Episode 56 - Tongariro Northern Circuit

March 4, 2020

The second of our two Great Walks of New Zealand discussions, we talk about the Tongariro Northern Circuit that was completed by The Long Way's Better at the end of 2019.

This four day hike takes you around the active volcanoes of Mount Tongariro and Mount Ngauruhoe (used as Mt Doom from Lord of the Rings) with public huts along the way to stay in. 

Hear all about the adventure as Donovan and Alissa recount their journey through this remarkable landscape. 

Episode 55 - Abel Tasman Coast Track

Episode 55 - Abel Tasman Coast Track

February 19, 2020

In this episode we are joined by the other half of The Long Way's Better to discuss their Christmas expedition on the Abel Tasman Coast Track in New Zealand. This 4.5 day coastal hike is a relaxing escape from the usual rigours of multi-day hiking with stunning scenery, nice huts to stay in and some casual distances on each day. 

Episode 54 - 2019 in Review

Episode 54 - 2019 in Review

February 5, 2020

With a busy year for both The Long Way's Better and The Life of Py, we sat down and reminisced about the past year's adventures and what will be coming up in the future.  

Episode 53 - Dream Bibbulmun (Part Two)

Episode 53 - Dream Bibbulmun (Part Two)

December 26, 2019

Continuing on with the blank slate idea of where we would take the Bibbulmun Track in an ideal world, the journey continues from Donnelly River to Albany. We are joined by Steve Sertis from the Bibbulmun Track Foundation and Bonny from Friendly Dropbear as the hotly debated coastal section receives a major realignment including an epic finish as proposed by Mark.

Episode 52 - Dream Bibbulmun (Part One)

Episode 52 - Dream Bibbulmun (Part One)

December 11, 2019

In this episode we are joined by Steve Sertis from the Bibbulmun Track Foundation and recent end to ender Bonny to discuss where we would take the Bibbulmun Track if given a clean slate.

Grab a map or follow along on the Bibbulmun Track website and join us as we have a fun discussion about the changes we would make and why.

Episode 51 - World Trails Network

Episode 51 - World Trails Network

November 27, 2019

This week we sit down with Melina, a World Trails Network Ambassador from Perth to discuss who the World Trails Network, what they do and what the future holds. It was a great insight into the world trails community that is developing and what to expect at the 2020 World Trails Conference in Nepal.

For more information visit their website a visit (https://worldtrailsnetwork.org/)