Roderick

A NZ geologist working in Hong Kong. I was trained as a petrologist/volcanologist but have diversified into all aspects of geology including forensic science, soil bioengineering, landscape evolution, and concrete assessment. I am involved in tunnel, bridge, and foundations geoengineering. I take time every year to tramp in my home country.

Mount Tauhara

Mount Tauhara

Mount Tauhara is a dormant volcano on the edge of the Taupo caldera (Lake Taupo) and overlooks Taupo town. Tauhara volcano is thought to have last erupted about 65,000 years ago. Eruptions that built the volcano probably involved the relatively ...   More ▶︎
Round The Mountain (Ruapehu) - Stage 3

Round The Mountain (Ruapehu) - Stage 3

This is an excellent day trip in good weather, or can be conveniently split into an overnight trip with a stopover at Mangaturuturu Hut. I walked from south to north, began at 8:00 am from Ohakune Mountain Road, had lunch ...   More ▶︎
Round The Mountain (Ruapehu) - Stage 2

Round The Mountain (Ruapehu) - Stage 2

This is a pleasant two-day walk around the eastern part of the Round The Mountain (Ruapehu) Track. The walk begins at the Desert Road and ends at the Ohakune Mountain Road with an overnight stop at Rangipo Hut. (You can ...   More ▶︎
Whakapapaiti Valley

Whakapapaiti Valley

This is an easy day trip in summer from Whakapapaiti Village. Allow about six hours, but you can do it in five if you don't have too many breaks.   More ▶︎

Whakapapaiti Valley Loop (Tongariro National Park)

This is a delightful six hour day trip from the Whakapapa Village Visitors Centre. Take your lunch and enjoy the views. Alternatively, the Whakapapaiti Hut provides comfortable accommodation (two hut tickets required).   More ▶︎

Whakapapiti Valley Loop (Tongaririo National Park)

This is a delightful easy six hour day trip from the Whakapapa Village Visitors Centre. Take your lunch and enjoy the views. Alternatively, the Whakapapaiti Hut provides accommodation (two hut tickets required).   More ▶︎
Round The Mountain (Ruapheu)

Round The Mountain (Ruapheu)

Stage 1 Round The Mountain Track   More ▶︎

Round The Mountain

Stage 1 Round The Mountain   More ▶︎
Upper Caples Hut

Upper Caples Hut

Comfortable hut in the Upper Caples Valley. This hut was closed to the public in February 2014, but is now reopened and managed by the Southern Lakes Deerstalkers Association. It is available for general public use.   More ▶︎
Lake Roe Hut

Lake Roe Hut

Dusky Track   More ▶︎
Roderick
Member since 25 September 200725 September 2007
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