About OAUS

Outdoor Adventure and Urban Survival (OAUS) is a website about hiking, cycle touring and emergency service experiences in Australia.

If this helps encourage people to go outdoors or support their local community then that’s a plus



Janevieve Sims – Jay


I am a hiking and cycling enthusiast and a volunteer firefighter in the ACT region. I am also a moderator for the She Devil Trekker group, an all-female hiking group that complete end to end hikes all over Australia and eventually take on international trails.

The future goal for this website is to become a portfolio of my adventuring and to show my experience doing advancedĀ  technique expeditions, which I might potentially lead in the future.


My calmer, creative half joins me on some of these journeys. He is kind enough to share about his experiences.

Shell from streamgenerator.com

Has posted a couple of articles here on our local adventures together.



Thank my article editors for their amazing work in making my posts legible to all readers!

  • Shell from streamgenerator.com
  • Alex aehay@hotmail.com


Feature photo fromĀ Mika Kontiainen, from his Snowshoe lead trip with the ANU Mountaineering Club.

All material on this website is my copyright unless otherwise acknowledged. Copyright 2016 Janevieve Sims. All rights reserved. It is not to be used for commercial purposes.