About David Rutter

Dave grew up on a small acreage on the outskirts of Sydney, within a stone's throw of the bush. Having spent a large part of his childhood exploring the bush behind the family home, much of his adult life has been spent exploring the world - he has lived in Sweden, traveled much of Europe, travelled in the Pacific and South America, and more recently in Asia. The Australian bush is however, the place where he feels he truly belongs.

Phang Nga Canoeing

PHANG NGA CANOEING By David Rutter It was dark. Pitch black for short periods. All I had to navigate by was the flickering torch of the canoe ahead, and my memory of where the flickers had been beforehand. In my head I r...

Wilkins Ice Shelf Collapse

The collapse of another ice shelf in Antarctica raises fears in scientists that the rate of global climate change is greater than previously thought.

Adelaide Zoo’s Envirodome Open

The Adelaide Zoo has today officially opened one of the world's most advanced environment-focused learning centres as part of a large redevelopment project.
Earth Hour Candle

Earth Hour Impact

The switching off of the lights in nearly 4000 cities in 88 countries across the globe has sent a clear message that the people of the world want decisive action to be taken on climate change.

Earth Hour 2009

The concept behind Earth Hour is simple - turn off your lights for an hour. Getting everyone around the globe to do it another thing, and that's why The Outdoor Type is helping to spread the word.