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 … Continue reading Fiordland trip with a stranger
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 crossing of the Main Divide from Mount Cook to Fox Glacier.