The Inside Out Series brought to you by Arc’teryx is back with another instalment. This time we’re climbing, with QTs!

In part two of our Inside Out podcast series, long-time contributor and Explorer Pat Corden makes his way to the top of Dyuritte / Mount Arapiles to chat with Riley Edwards. 

Riley’s a queer non-binary rock climber, outdoor enthusiast, LGBTQIA+ advocate and educator. They are one of the founding members of Climbing QTs, a LGBTQIA+ friendly social club on a mission to give everyone the opportunity to get outdoors and feel welcomed to the world of adventure – i.e a certified legend. 

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Riley lives in Natimuk, a tiny Victorian country town full of climbing legends, or Mountain Goats, as the locals affectionately call them. It’s about as close as you can get (without living in the campground below!) to Australia’s climbing mecca, Dyuritte / Mount Arapiles.

Wotjobaluk, Jaadwa, Jadawadjali, Wergaia and Jupagulk peoples have occupied the lands around Dyuritte / Mount Arapiles for thousands of years. 

There are many culturally significant sites that have been recently discovered here. Check on Parks Victoria to find out where you can climb to respect the wishes of the Traditional Custodians and help protect these areas.

What is the Inside Out Podcast Series?

We’ve teamed up with Arc’teryx to bring you a four-part podcast series in which we chat with four diverse people helping make the outdoors more accessible across a range of outdoor activities – hiking, climbing, skiing, and biking.

Arc’teryx is a major supporter of the Climbing QTs. As well as being experts in climbing gear, Arc’teryx is all about inclusion, respect, and accessibility in the outdoors, and does amazing advocacy work to help those leading the way in this space. 

Listen to the episode now on Spotify, Google Podcasts and Apple Podcasts. And hit subscribe of course 😉

Missed part one of the Inside Out series? Not to fear! You can still get it in your ear holes.


Photos thanks to @patcorden