Taking my skis for a walk

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I headed to the West Coast with Mac & Lubos for a week’s ski-touring on the Franz Josef neve, and an epic trip it was for me, on my first time high on the West Coast glaciers. While the weather was what you could call pretty spectacular for the West…

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West Coast Wilderness Trail

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We headed off with the Bairds over Arthurs Pass (stopping for a wander up the Bealey Valley to stretch the legs) to base ourselves for 4 nights in Kumara on the West Coast in close proximity to the West Coast Wilderness Trail. Our first day there proved to be stunning…

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Summer Sailing

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Been great to get the dinghy in the water a little bit more this summer, although I’m still put off by the amount of powerboats and jet-skis using the public slip in Lyttelton; never found the time to join up with Naval Point Yacht Club to use their slip. 🙁 …

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Mueller Hut, Aoraki-Mt Cook National Park

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A bit of a rinse and repeat from a great trip four years ago down to Aoraki-Mt Cook National Park with the Maddigans.  Four years ago, only E & I stayed up at Mueller Hut, but this year, all eight of us were in residence, and once again we were…

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Round 1, National Cup Series 2017

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E headed up to Hamilton with the Flying Geckos Climbing Club for Round 1 of the National Cup Series 2017, competing in the Female Youth B category (essentially 14 & 15 year olds even though she’s not quite 14). She qualified 7th out of 15 in the lead climbing section,…

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Hump Ridge Track

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We’d hoped for some slightly better weather for tramping the Hump Ridge Track in early January, but realistically, given the track is on the eastern edge of Fiordland National Park (famed for it’s inclement weather), maybe we should have been more realistic! We ended up glad we’d packed the cold…

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