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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Training trip up Avalanche Peak

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Pretty much the only training we did for the Humpridge Track! Which, given my subsequent Achilles niggle, was probably not such a good thing… Relatively busy for a tramp in New Zealand, Avalanche Peak is a great day out, although it’s steep up and down, with approx 1100m of ascent/descent…

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Routeburn Track & Fiordland

Relatively dry (for Fiordland!) family tramp along the Routeburn Track followed by a brief overnight and boat trip in Milford Sound.

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Climbing Camp

E & I enjoyed the Flying Geckos Climbing Club rock-climbing camp on Banks Peninsula climbing at both Panama Rock and Otepatotu crags, including spending some time on weed control projects in both reserves.

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First snow of 2015

Shaping up to be a great winter in 2015 (almost better than 2014 already and it’s hardly even the end of June!). Managed to build an igloo at Castle Hill and have a monster snowball fight with the McNeills/Bests.

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Adventures in Auckland

After a few days up in Auckland on a training course, the rest of the family came up to join me for the weekend to stay with friends Mac & Brenda who live in an awesome spot backing on to Mt Eden/Maungawhau.  I had a great time exploring with my…

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