I can always draw something from an outdoor experience.
It could be the allure of a route i haven't previously taken. It could be the exercise. It could be a challenge based on time. The list is endless.
I frequently do routes i have taken many times over. There are different seasons to consider. Different times of the day. Different companions.
It has always been a challenge for myself to be proficient at covering many different types of terrain.
The only thing that stops me living it all the time is work and living in a city.

New Years on the glaciers -2003

New Years on the glaciers -2003

Part of a four day traverse of Fox and Franz Josef glaciers starting at Pioneer hut on Fox and making it to Centennial hut on Franz Josef via West Hoe Pass in the first day.   More ▶︎
Brewster track to Mt.Armstrong

Brewster track to Mt.Armstrong

An ascent from the state hwy(SH6),just west of Haast Pass,of over 1700m to a summit on the main divide of the Southern Alps. A climb through beech forest from 450m to the bushline at 1160m and on to Brewster hut ...   More ▶︎
Wilkins - Young (Gillespie Pass) Circuit

Wilkins - Young (Gillespie Pass) Circuit

Crossing the Makarora river on foot to the Young valley. Ascending to Young Hut in the first day. 2nd Day - Climbing over Gillespie Pass and camping at the junction of Gillespie Stream and Siberia river. An ascent to Lake ...   More ▶︎
The Five Passes - Mt Aspiring NP

The Five Passes - Mt Aspiring NP

Beech forest,scree and snow grass slopes,valley flats and river crossings all combine with five high alpine passes to complete a circuit,if you wish. Tents and rock bivvies are all that's on offer. The need exists to navigate with map and ...   More ▶︎
  • aardvarkaardvark commented on aardvark'saardvark's photograph, Part of the Beansburn bivvy 30 June 201230 June 2012.
    In this case the tarp wasn't ours. Some thoughtful person carried it in along with a pair of sandshoes. Small ...
  • aardvarkaardvark added the photograph, Ice Plant 28 June 201228 June 2012.
    Not the type for sale to the public
  • aardvarkaardvark added the photograph, Beansburn bivvy 27 June 201227 June 2012.
    The upper Beansburn. Certainly not the best bivvy.When its very cold and wet outside, then there's plenty of room for ...
  • aardvarkaardvark added the photograph, The view from Beansburn bivvy 27 June 201227 June 2012.
    The upstairs section anyway. Looking upstream to Fohn saddle.
  • aardvarkaardvark commented on aardvark'saardvark's photograph, Shotover Saddle 26 June 201226 June 2012.
    Pleased it was calm however that shadow was literally following Kathryn as she was walking up the slope. The sun ...
  • aardvarkaardvark added the photograph, Cameron Hut 23 June 201223 June 2012.
    On the south branch of Camerons Creek. Recently (as in early 2012) got a refurb with regards the stove and roof.
  • aardvarkaardvark added the photograph, Winter in Otago - Ben Lomond 22 June 201222 June 2012.
    It's early June 2012 and the snow is slowly doinating the high country. Taken from the Moonlight track just north ...
  • aardvarkaardvark added the photograph, Ben Lomond from the Moonlight track. 22 June 201222 June 2012.
    The Moonlight track continues around to Arthurs Point from the saddle below Ben Lomond. Otago June 2012
  • aardvarkaardvark added the photograph, Ben Lomond 21 June 201221 June 2012.
    Taken from the ridgeline above the Skyline Gondola. June 2012
  • aardvarkaardvark added the photograph, Bowyers Stream - Mt.Somers 21 June 201221 June 2012.
    Starting in the dark at 5am, i had to take this one on the return trip from Sharplin Falls carpark ...
  • aardvarkaardvark added the photograph, Waterfall on Bowyers Stream - Mt.Somers 21 June 201221 June 2012.
    A walk along Bowyers Stream to Pinnacles Hut jst after the dump of snow in Canterbury in early June 2012.
  • aardvarkaardvark discussed RE: Sex in a Tent 17 May 201217 May 2012.
    I've still got an old one called 'How to have sex in public without being noticed.'
  • aardvarkaardvark discussed RE: Boots 10 May 201210 May 2012.
    Other factors can come into play. Anti-bacterial treatments, washing powders. These will react differently on some individuals.
  • aardvarkaardvark discussed RE: Pack Repair - Buckles and Clips 4 May 20124 May 2012.
    ITW Fastex NZ (used by Macpac in the past), Duraflex, National Moulding. These are some leads for you. There are ...
  • aardvarkaardvark discussed RE: Problem Keas 3 May 20123 May 2012.
    I got a ten centimetre tear in my tent fly last visit to Shotover saddle but i would hardly take ...
  • aardvarkaardvark added the photograph, Tummel Burn hut 27 April 201227 April 2012.
    The Forks. Junction Flat. Where the Tummel Burn meets Tyndall stream and they in turn start the Shotover River.
  • aardvarkaardvark commented on LawrieM'sLawrieM's photograph, Adverse Creek meets Perth River 26 March 201226 March 2012.
    Looks like a great trip. I expect you walked the length of the ice plateau.
  • aardvarkaardvark discussed RE: National Park Fees for Visitors 14 February 201214 February 2012.
    That's the way of the world isn't it. Supply and demand. If trampers are forgetful enough to leave buying their ...
  • aardvarkaardvark commented on aardvark'saardvark's photograph, Kaipo Hut 9 February 20129 February 2012.
    If i recall correctly there was no name on the box. That's the only reason we couldn't be sure they ...
  • aardvarkaardvark discussed RE: Scrambles near Wanaka 7 February 20127 February 2012.
    Try Dragonfly pk above Sth AlbertBurn saddle. Can be accessed by the East Matukituki. Near to that is Sisyphus Pk. ...
  • aardvarkaardvark discussed RE: Weekends tramping Christchurch Canterbury 27 January 201227 January 2012.
    yeah... but do you tramp in Canterbury?
  • aardvarkaardvark discussed RE: Freeze dried meals 23 January 201223 January 2012.
    It's interesting how the meat in freeze dried meals differs to that which is dehydrated. The freeze dried meat tends ...
  • aardvarkaardvark discussed RE: Moonlight and Roses hut ( near Hawea) 5 January 20125 January 2012.
    Sounds great...although the compass is so much easier.Don't need batteries ..don't need satellites...saves much time.. and was around long before ...
  • aardvarkaardvark updated the photograph, Leaving Highland Ck hut 27 December 201127 December 2011.
    add location and related items. Enhance description
  • aardvarkaardvark discussed RE: Coast to Coast - Dunedin to Milford Sound -... 25 December 201125 December 2011.
    3k appx north of Cromwell..Lowburn Valley Rd..2k right into Swann Rd..2k left onto DOC access to Pisa Conservation Area and ...
  • aardvarkaardvark added the photograph, Taking a break near Staveley Hill 30 November 201130 November 2011.
    Traversing the southern side of Mt.Somers to ascend the summit route. Staveley Hill provides great views at appx 1000m. The ...
  • aardvarkaardvark added the photograph, View from upper Pine Ck basin 24 November 201124 November 2011.
    First sight of the ridgeline to gain after passing down through a pass at 1950m. Lochnagar is on the other ...
  • aardvarkaardvark added the photograph, Pine Ck Basin enroute to Lochnagar 24 November 201124 November 2011.
    A trans alpine route between the Shotover river and Snowy Ck /Rees Saddle. This ridgeline overlooks Lochnagar(Goat Lake). The lake ...
  • aardvarkaardvark added the photograph, The Olivine river flats 19 November 201119 November 2011.
    The Forgotten river flows down from the gorge behind the photographer to meet the Olivine river over to the right ...
  • aardvarkaardvark added the photograph, Goat Lake - Lochnagar 19 November 201119 November 2011.
    The saddle between two numbered peaks above Lochnagar. Crossing over from Pine Ck basin to the scree above the lake ...
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