Four kiwi women are currently preparing for a month-long traverse of the Southern Alps, from Arthur’s Pass to Mount Cook. The team is comprised of Dulkara Martig, Ingrid Booiman, Tara Mulvany and Anna Loomes. They are all aged between 27 and 29 and have spent the majority of the last 10 years working within the outdoor industry.
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As cyclone Ita left a line of destruction I was escaping the West Coast. Plans on a longer mission into Fiordland were no longer practical so we opted for a shorter mission into the Arrowsmith area. Continue reading “Arrowsmiths packrafting”
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 require a bit of thought to manoeuvre…and a sweet little DOC hut.
Still stoked with my backyard! Continue reading “Hunters Hut packrafting mission”
As I walked out of the dairy in Tikitiki I heard a stranger say “safe journey young lady, safe journey.” I turned around and spotted an elderly Maori man perched on a bench outside the barbers shop. As I jumped back on my bike I thanked him and he nodded. A big smile spread across his face as he watched me pedal away.
That is the kind of thing I’ll remember the East Cape for.
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