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Kevin and Illona ready to go, Sunday morning. Normally I wouldn’t worry about getting muddy when sliding through a 30 centimetre entrance of a flapping tent fly at 1400 metres, but a moment of realisation hit when I began to … Continue reading →
Rowena listening in to the 8pm sked of the Wellington Mountain Radio Service, Saturday night. We started out on Labour weekend with a basic plan of staying a couple of nights around Studholme Saddle Hut, and possibly heading further up … Continue reading →
This weekend we had plans to do some more exploring around the southern Ruahines, but bailed out a day early with too much snow for the gear we’d brought, not to mention an extended mountain forecast of 120km/h gale-force nor-westerlies … Continue reading →
Amanda waits for the 2pm summer sunshine whilst overlooking the Park River, 300 metres below. Wellington Anniversary Weekend meant an opportunity to have a slightly longer trip in the Tararuas than the usual weekend, and we used it to visit … Continue reading →
Until now I hadn’t climbed a real mountain in any real sense, so I spent several weeks looking forward to tagging along on a trampey club alpine trip to Mt Travers, in Nelson Lakes, to see what was involved. The … Continue reading →
Sam, Paul and Harry with a dead leatherwood campfire. As far as club trips were concerned there were several out this weekend. Paul C was organising a relatively ambitious trip over to Dundas Hut, Bronwyn was heading to Roaring Stag … Continue reading →
Socks at Waipakihi Hut. In the past I’ve tended to overlook the Kaimanawas. Driving along the desert road, the mountainous areas of Tongariro National Park on the other side have usually grabbed my attention, whereas legends of wild horses in … Continue reading →
The main aim of this medium-related club trip was for everyone to be able to sip lattes, except for Sam who wanted a bottle of L&P and a steak pie. To get there, though, we first needed to negotiate Tregear … Continue reading →
Beneath the forest canopy of High Ridge is an emerald green, full of luscious moss, and sparkly glints of delightful photographic happiness. According to our experience, it also rains lots on weekends. Dates: 16th – 18th March, 2007 Location: Tararua … Continue reading →