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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A 10 day wilderness trip in Aspiring and Fiordland National Parks.
While driving down the West Coast I fill Jake in on the details. “I’ve never actually met Tara but people say we’ll get along well. We’ve talked about doing a trip together in Central Asia sometime. If we enjoy this trip then at least we’ll know if a longer mission together is a smart idea.” Continue reading “Fiordland trip with a stranger”
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…
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“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 20km drive South from my front door, and it’s the most accessible mountain from the main highway in South Westland. The climb involves a few kilometres scrambling up a riverbed, ascending a steep DOC-marked trail in the rainforest and then finally navigating tussock, rock and snow to the summit at 2208 metres. From the farmland below, it’s a 2100m elevation gain.
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An attempt to capture a 4 day traverse of the Arthur Range in the Kahurangi National Park.
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The most accessible hut in an alpine setting in New Zealand – only a 3-4 hour stroll from Mt Cook village. I have spent time here as volunteer hut warden during the last 2 summers.
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An overnight trip. Bush-bashing through waist-deep snow
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A trip up Mt Earnslaw, early 2011.
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