Other writing

Newspaper column

In July 2019 I started to write a fortnightly column ‘Nature Fix’ for the Nelson Mail and Stuff Online. Unfortunately funding for this was withdrawn when we went into our first Level 4 COVID lockdown in March 2020.

I’m excited to share my love of the outdoors through this column. The outdoors is my biggest passion in life and for me it goes well beyond ‘adventure stoke’. I’ll be writing about some of my adventures, delving into the role that the outdoors plays in mental health, highlighting various outdoor-related issues as well as profiling other people from our region.

Coming alive in the great outdoors – 27th July 2019

Packrafting one of nature’s perfect circles the ultimate mental health pick-me-up – 10th August 2019.

Two weeks off beaten track in Kahurangi National Park – 24th August 2019

‘Robot hallway’ troubling sign of young addiction to technology – 7th Sept 2019.

Free spirited wildlife photographer on a mission to frame the world. 21st Sept 2019.

Nature Fix: Resetting our body image by heading outdoors. 5th October 2019.

Island hopping on an emerald ocean. 19th October 2019.

Packrafting Pelorus River via Mount Richmond. 2nd Nov 2019.

Twenty-two hours of birthday mountain biking adventure. 16th Nov 2019.

Menstrual cups make women’s adventurous path easier. 30th Nov 2019.

Adventurer’s long, bumpy road back from concussion. 14th Dec 2019.

Quintessential Fiordland trip the perfect way to spend Christmas in Godzone. 28th Dec 2019.

Is the need for the perfect selfie destroying NZ’s wild places? 10th Jan 2020.

A mountain mission like no other deep in the Kahurangi National Park. 25th Jan 2020.

National treasures are being eroded by the deadly creep of climate change. 8th Feb 2020.

Print Publications

Spoke Magazine – Finn Richardson profile

Spoke Magazine – Nelson Fairydust

Walking Across Nepal NZOIA Quarterly article

Packrafting – a new era of river exploration

Other blog Sites

I sporadically write for other sites such as Macpac, Alpacka Raft and the FMC.

Lituya Bay to Haines: Ski-Mountaineering and Packrafting. Alpacka Raft blog

Packrafting the Franklin River, Tasmania. Alpacka Raft blog 2019.

Feeling small in the face of the mountains.

Gates of the Arctic Packrafting – Hyperlite Mountain Gear.

The walking wounded on the world’s biggest adventure race.

Let nature in: strengthen your wellbeing (part 1) Macpac Blog.

Let nature in, strengthen your wellbeing (part 2) Macpac Blog