In a culture that worships youthful looks, many of us think that physical weakness and decline is a natural part of ageing. But research shows that most age-related wilting is a result of lifestyle, not the number of candles on your cake.
Last year my plans to climb The Matterhorn in the Swiss Alps, hike the Cape to Cape in Western Australia, join the Coastrek team trekking challenge, and go wild in the Snowy Mountains got cancelled.
Why? A global pandemic got very much in the way.
But the biggest hiking trend for 2021 is also our greatest opportunity. Here's why.