Renewal is going on!
During this pandemic year, most Melburnians were restricted to travelling within 5km of home and then only for food, medical or exercise reasons. So it was a great pleasure to be able to travel the 2000 km to the Sunshine Coast of Queensland once Victoria finally got a handle on the Covid challenge. As of writing Victoria has had over 50 days of zero cases of community transmission of Covid!
It was obviously great to catch up with new family additions! But on the second last day news of a New South Wales outbreak of Covid including one person who had recently travelled to the Sunshine Coast brought this vacation to a premature conclusion.
A return road trip over the next 2 days across the NSW hinterland (lead picture included), travelling through one of the previously fire ravaged areas made me pause to wonder at the natural renewal that takes place after times of disaster. Here are a few pictures that hopefully provide a sense of optimism for those of you currently still under the grey cloud of the pandemic.
Above, while some trees seem to have passed unscathed, or have shed the damage and look fresh, others even while struggling are nevertheless beginning to recover and the floor of the forest is just busting out!
And below, some trees have responded in their own way with a massive coating of new growth!
And if you'd like to hear some sounds from that bush area just click HERE
Here's hoping that a sense of renewal spreads high and wide over the coming year!
More than it hurts!
It was great to see that one of our ArmaSkin Ambassadors and super adventuress Dr Kate Baecher has been included in the new book, More Than It Hurts, edited by Wendy Bruere and Emily Small and published by Climb and Wine.
This is an anthology of femme adventure stories curated by the awesome women at Climb and Wine. The purpose of this book is the same as what the foundation Climb and Wine has always set out to do and that's inspire and encourage more women to get into climbing.
It features amazing short stories from some of Australia's top women mountaineers and rock climbers as well as from authors that anyone can identify with. It's about adventure, it's about crushing projects (or not), it has laughs and epic gripping tales alike.
The book can be purchased on-line at Mountain Equipment or Mont, and is stocked in Climbing Anchors,Climbfit, Mont, Canberra Indoor Rock Climbing and more.
Bear Mountain Trail Runners Choose ArmaSkin
Bear Mountain State Park is a 5,205-acre state park located on the west bank of the Hudson River in Rockland and Orange counties, New York. The park offers hiking, cross-country skiing and cross-country running. The Bear Mountain Trail Runners are a band of amateur runners who love running the trails of the Park, and enjoying a friendly beverage afterwards! And they help protect their pleasure by using ArmaSkin.
2021 Ambassador Program
We are inviting interest in our 2021 ArmaSkin Ambassador Program.
As well as encouraging our most engaged existing Ambassadors to work with us again in 2021, we are hoping to build our Program further by inviting folks with a 3000+ total social media following or those who are planning a major hiking or running challenge in 2021 to apply.
In simple terms, our Ambassador Program provides a 90% discount on our products (conditions apply) for the pleasure of being able to repost pictures from their hiking or running adventures.
For many Ambassadors the exposure that ArmaSkin provides via our own social media activities is a great benefit in helping them to grow their own audiences or to promote special events they are supporting.
This year we will be providing a free ArmaSkin branded t-shirt or singlet to each Ambassador.
If you are interested simply CONTACT US for more information.
Looking forward to working with you in 2021!!!
Aussie local hiking activities on the up!
After a long year of enforced isolations it is great to see so many of our hiking friends returning to the trails.
It looks like 2021 is shaping up to be a huge year for Melbourne base adventure company The Hiking Society after a COVID dominated 2020. A company that runs guided hiking tours in Victoria The Hiking Society offer all inclusive guided hiking tours including day, overnight, multi-day and now New Zealand adventures where they take care of everything for you from transport, food, gear and everything else in between. Join them for your next outdoor adventure!
And when you are thinking about a new backpack, sleeping bag or tent (or even ArmaSkin linersocks) you can't go past ONE PLANET. Run by passionate outdoor types, they design and manufacture gear that works in the unique environments of Australia and New Zealand.
TRAIL HIKING AUSTRALIA was founded as a hobby by Darren Edwards in 2015 to further the development of Australian trails and to increase the awareness of trail hiking as a major health benefit to all Aussies. This non commercial service provides an extensive range of information on hiking trails in Australia.
Ladybirds Outdoor Adventures, Australia's only Facebook adventure group specifically for women aged 40 and over! This is a place where like-minded women can connect to go hiking, walking, cycling, camping, kayaking, socialising etc. They're just one big fun group of warm, supportive and non-judgemental, non-competitive women!
One thing we in Australia have not overcome during the Pandemic is the significantly extended delivery times to the USA and Europe. We hear reports of 10-12 weeks for what would normally have been 2 weeks.
We have resellers in most major markets. Here's a link in case you are overseas and looking for a quick delivery.
Operators Coffee Club (Denmark)
Smartasaker (Sweden: Norway: EU-countries: )
ArmaSkin Nederlands :
UK: Axis Podiatry (North West England), Blister Help (North England)
USA: Currently there are no industry resellers but we do sell via Amazon USA.
From the Team at ArmaSkin we wish you all a very happy and safe Christmas and especially a much brighter 2021!!
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Stories from you, the happy wearers of ArmaSkin, are our most powerful learning and marketing tool. We thus encourage you to tell us about your experiences and adventures with ArmaSkin.
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If the picture is featured in a 2020 edition of ArmaSkin News the monthly prize is yours.
This month's prize goes to the Bear Mountain Trail Runners.