Isn't being alone something most humans are inherently afraid of? I know I often am. About a year ago it struck me that I had never spent more than a day without seeing another human. So I set off alone into the bush, with 9 days worth of food. It was mid-week, and in the … Continue reading Solo
Starting from the Nelson Lakes National Park, Alastair McDowell and I hiked over the Paske Saddle to the very source of the Clarence River. Then we jumped into packrafts... Check out my edit of this journey:
A packrafting adventure in the Arrowsmith Mountains in the South Island of New Zealand.
Headed up the Wanganui River again, a bit further up this time. Hunters Hut is a 5 hour tramp from the road end. The DOC sign says 5hrs, and unless you're insanely speedy at boulder-hopping, you won't be much faster.This spot has everything an amazing packraft trip should have - wonderful scenery, few people, rapids that … Continue reading Hunters Hut packrafting mission
"There's a really cool mountain..." was all it took to convince Tom to join me for a trip up Mount Adams when he popped in at my place on his way North. It was our first trip together since spending 3 months in the Himalaya last year. Access to Mount Adams is only a 20minute … Continue reading Mount Adams
Have you ever spent a laborious few days tramping down a river, gazing longingly at the water, wishing you could just float out? Or spent a few hours walking around a lake when you could have just paddled across? After Oscar mentioned some basic details about packrafting to me, I was sold. And - in … Continue reading Between lunch and dinner
A rotten route on the Rome Ridge in the heat of summer with Dad.
An attempt to capture a 4 day traverse of the Arthur Range in the Kahurangi National Park. No time to write a proper blog on this before I head to the Himalaya, but it was an epic trip! Ask me about it sometime 🙂 Late February 2013. Enjoy.
A crossing of the Main Divide from Mount Cook to Fox Glacier.