Tapuae-o-Uenuku, affectionately known to most Kiwis as ‘Tappy’, is the highest peak in New Zealand outside of the Southern Alps. It towers 2885m above sea level just North of Kaikoura. I’d floated past it on the Clarence River a couple of times and always found myself gazing longingly at the scree slopes and jagged pile of rocks towering above me. This weekend I finally stood on the summit, with my packraft!
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”