Huw Kingston - Protect Our Winters Australia
Huw Kingston

Huw Kingston


Huw, a multi award winning adventurer, writer, environmentalist and speaker, is proud to join POW as an Ambassador. From his rookie falls and unplanned sleepout in a Main Range blizzard in 1986, to his Alpine Odyssey in the winter of 2022, Huw has loved the Australian alpine for over 35 years.

He admits to crying more tears of happiness when skiing than on any other outdoor activity. But those tears run a little less joyfully now, having witnessed the changes wrought upon our mountains, and those elsewhere, by a warming climate. Despite pioneering long ski traverses in the Himalaya and elsewhere, skiing past ice-rimed snowgums or hunkering down in high country huts still enthrals him.

In a very different adventure, Huw stood as an Independent in the 2019 Federal Election, on a platform of action on the climate emergency.

Much of the winter of 2023 will see Huw trade sand for snow as he walks 3000km from Uluru to Canberra in support of the Voice referendum in his Take Heart trek. Huw is also an Ambassador for Save the Children and the global Adventure Travel Trade Association and a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.


Bundanoon, NSW


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Protect Our Winters Australia acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land upon which we live, work and play. We pay respects to the Elders, past, present and future, across the many Nations. Their ancestral ties to country have never been extinguished, and sovereignty never ceded.

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