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Training Tips

Increasing the all-important Strength-to-Weight ratio

This article is part of a series of articles I have written on the physical prep and training for adventures that I specialise in. Reproduced in full from WILD magazine, Australia’s longest running outdoor and adventure based mag, where you can see my column on line or subscribe and get delivered to your door. Here, […]


As a gym, our focus is on functional training, strength & conditioning and endurance training to fulfil our members adventures and fitness goals. Obstacle course racing utilises all these elements. With so many people madly training for Obstacle Course events, such as Spartan Race, Tough Mudder, Survival Of The Fittest, True Grit,  we must pay […]

Henry and Nikki Overland Track

A perspective on The Overland Track

The wild heart of Tasmania, what a cracking part of Australia! The Overland Track is an 80km iconic Australian trek through the centre of Tassie in the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park. Nikki and I had read about it many times so were keen to see what it’s all about. Many of the Joe’s Basecamp crew have asked what […]

Joes Basecamp paris

Spreading the Joe’s Basecamp love in Paris

Here at Joe’s Basecamp we have a thing about exploring and spreading the brand globally by wearing our t-shirts in the action,  surely everyone needs to know how and where to train for life’s adventures! Back in June Nikki and I ran the streets of Paris and grabbed some footage as we went. Starting on the […]

Henry Talbot Larapinta Trail

The 14 Secrets of Training for an Adventurous Life

Firstly what do I mean with “training for an adventurous life?” Being able to live an adventurous life is a combination of mentality and ability. You can have an adventurous mentality but if you physically can’t do the adventurous thing you’d planned you’re essentially stuffed, a non-starter! A good adventure can throw anything your way… […]

The North Face Australia 100KM Race Tips

The North Face Race reports

What an amazing event! This year we had several members train hard at Joe’s Basecamp for The North Face 100. There are 2 distances that can be run, 100km or 50km and both are a fantastic achievement that demand a focused training program and willingness to push yourself mentally and physically. It’s a very professionally run […]

Altitude Training - Hypoxic Chamber - Sydney

The Hypoxia Room – Altitude Training

Contributed by a good friend of Joe’s Basecamp – Dr. Bill Crozier – (Anaesthetist, Expedition Doctor and Altitude Medicine Expert) The Joe’s Basecamp hypoxia room is designed to mimic the effects of high altitude on the body. The Facts about altitude. When you take yourself to high altitude the barometric pressure of the air decreases. The percentage […]