I'm out there most weekends. I have a background in climbing and instruction as well.
Most of my tramping is with my favourite tramping buddy, my partner, Frank King. I have also led trips with the CTC and the PTC when Frank wasn't available but it's been a while since I've been out with the clubs now.
I am a member of the Remote Huts group, Permolat and the DoC User Group. Frank and I also have cut, permolatted and continue to maintain 10 tracks in Canterbury and on the west side of the main divide.
check out Frank's site: google "tramping report"
HonoraHonora discussed Want to buy Craigiburn? 25 September 20171 hour ago.
Yes, the stations were intended as a source of funding for the University of Canterbury. I've been reading a wee biography ...
HonoraHonora discussed What's the most useless piece of kit you've carrie 25 September 20171 hour ago.
After a very kind forum contributer gave me the reflective stuff, I've been applying it to markers on trips where ...
HonoraHonora discussed Where did Kreig go? 13 September 201713 September.
He's having a break from the forum. Sometimes people need a bit of time out.
HonoraHonora discussed Instant Kumara Mash 13 September 201713 September.
I saw a recipe the other day for pancakes made from mashed kumara, flour and salt. Possibilities there too and ...
HonoraHonora discussed Tracks for trees 30 August 201730 August.
The track to Lake Kaurapataka on the west coast, just downstream from Otira has some great red beech trees. Nowadays ...
HonoraHonora discussed Wood stove to heat tent or tarp - anyone? 14 July 201714 July.
@mariku: How are you going with the tent stove project? I hear Aarn Tate is also working on something like ...
HonoraHonora discussed Garston ski hut 15 June 201715 June.
I often have a little sponge down before bedtime. Sometimes you can heat the water up on top of the ...
HonoraHonora discussed self-setting silicone 15 June 201715 June.
There was one style of handle where you could insert a piece of cork in the gap (back in the ...
HonoraHonora discussed What is your favoutire Back Country Cuisine meal? 26 May 201726 May.
I've had a look on the Aji online shopping website to try and find the dehydrated refried beans. I couldn't ...
HonoraHonora discussed Lake Quill 23 May 201723 May.
From a book I got through Freecycle referring to Quill's climb of the falls : "Quill had to be a ...
HonoraHonora discussed Stewart Island, Tin Range - Doughboy Bay 23 May 201723 May.
I went back to Doughboy and found where the track starts. It is in the logical place really. It starts
HonoraHonora discussed Sudden Valley 5 April 20175 April.
@Clint: cheers, and just to reassure you, it wouldn't take 4 hours in the dark but there might be some ...
- HonoraHonora updated the article, Exploring the South Opuha 1 April 20171 April.
HonoraHonora discussed Dulux hut. 27 March 201727 March.
That was a hilarious thread on Permolat to read. So much conjecture and accusations of photoshopping.
HonoraHonora updated the track, Bull Paddock Creek Track 27 March 201727 March.
Capitalised Lost for ya.
HonoraHonora added the photograph, South Opuha Hut (2013 one) 27 March 201727 March.
Well appointed hut, courtesy of the MacKenzie Alpine Trust.
HonoraHonora discussed Mt Richardson to Lees 24 March 201724 March.
I did hear back from Sarah Ensor in DoC. She confirmed the Lees Valley address as being the replacement for ...
HonoraHonora discussed Dogs 21 March 201721 March.
@gaiters: I feel your pain. My muttly did a bit of tramping with us and she was trained to ignore ...
HonoraHonora discussed Garry River Track (Missing Link Track) 20 March 201720 March.
Thanks for that, Madpom. I've only been down to the Garry from the trig at Point 797. Another time a ...
HonoraHonora discussed Worsley pass 11 March 201711 March.
@madpom: I haven't gone from Worsley Pass to the Otehake but I've done it a couple of times from the
HonoraHonora discussed Mt Richardson to Lees 19 February 201719 February.
@madpom: I'm not very good at bothering to ask for permission. I think I've done this about 3x! The only
HonoraHonora discussed To all the Tramper NZ regulars.... 16 February 201716 February.
Damn, just cut mine. What a waste.
HonoraHonora discussed Saving Native forests from logging 14 February 201714 February.
It must make them feel good that the forests are still standing and attracting tourists e.g. Pureora. My sister hung ...
HonoraHonora discussed Incidents in the mountains 13 February 201713 February.
Interesting about getting lost as opposed to stopping and retracing back to where you weren't lost: Frank and I were coming
HonoraHonora discussed Buy passports,id cards,driver license,green cards, 1 February 20171 February.
well, I'll be darned...
- HonoraHonora updated the article, Kopuwai Circuit (old man range in Central Otago) 25 January 201725 January.
- HonoraHonora updated the photograph, Routes to Trudge Col, Mt Valiant 25 January 201725 January.
HonoraHonora discussed River crossing practise locations near Chch? 22 January 201722 January.
Well, it's been raining today so it wouldn't have run. I see it's for current members. If you sign up ...
HonoraHonora discussed Tramper newbie needs advice 22 January 201722 January.
Interesting about the lack of a vestible. Of course with a fly you can cook under shelter but if there ...
HonoraHonora discussed Should NZ's Great Walks be privately-run? 22 January 201722 January.
Very thorough and timely article. Funny, Frank and I were on a track yesterday and we were surprised to see ...