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GPSs and Cognitive Mapping, or lack of it

Late in 2010, I expressed some concerns about uses and perceptions of GPS receivers and similar technology. This article published in the New York Times (copied verbatim here if the NYT tries to force you to subscribe) refers to some … Continue reading

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Media Impressions of a Tararua Rescue

Sunday (a week ago, 11th July) saw what was probably a routine rescue mission in the southern Tararuas. A man (31) and a woman (27) from Wellington were somewhere in the vicinity of Alpha Hut and unexpectedly walking through deep … Continue reading

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My new GPS and digital red-lining

I’ve spent the last few weeks playing with GPS receivers, initially with Craig‘s old one and very basic Garmin eTrex which he loaned me. (Thanks Craig!) A basic eTrex was certainly nothing flash at all. Having only a low-sensitivity antennae, … Continue reading

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Outdoor First Aid was fun

Last weekend I hopped onto a first aid course being run by the Mountain Safety Council, which I thoroughly recommend. Thanks to Bridget and Richard who ran the thing, as well as everyone else who would have been involved behind … Continue reading

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altimeterwatches.com makes me famous

It’s amusing where things you’ve written turn up from time to time, especially when you mention altimeters a lot. These guys over at altimeterwatches.com seem to have three of my recent postings linked from their front page, apparently because they … Continue reading

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Trip: Cone, Alpha, Quoin, Eastern Hutt

Going tramping on a trip organised by Sam is quite a lot of fun. Generally you end up setting something on fire. Sam collecting water on Bull Mound This weekend we went for a trip into one of Wellington’s two … Continue reading

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Hooray! I’m not a nutcase.

Excellent; It turns out I haven’t lost my mind. On this trip over High Ridge, back in March, we found that one of the signs in Powell Hut had an incorrect phone number for the nearby DOC ranger. In fact, … Continue reading

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Daywalk: Orongorongo, McKerrow, Clay Ridge

Near the start of the Orongorongo Track. Today’s walk was around the Rimutakas, once again centred on Catchpool Valley. Date: 11th November, 2007 Location: Rimutaka Forest Park People: Annemarie, Stijn, David, Andrew, and me. [Photos] This is a fairly standard … Continue reading

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Trip: Paua Hut (and juggling)

Approaching a dodgier part of Browns’ Track. This weekend, Stacey and I joined a short (easy-rated) WTMC weekend walk to Paua Hut and back. Many people on the trip had a higher than average interest in juggling, which meant that … Continue reading

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