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"

Hut bagging Stony Stream Biv

A weekend trip into the Hamner Conservation Area to visit a wee biv in good condition.   More ▶︎

Boscawen Saddle, Rough Creek route

A description of a weekend tramp up the Nina River, over Boscawen Saddle, sidling to Robinson Saddle, down one branch of the Blue Grey to L. Christobel Hut, then the next day up over the Lewis Tops and down Rough ...   More ▶︎

Magdalen Hut to Jervois Hut via the Opera Range and return

4 day circuit on St James Conservation Area.   More ▶︎
Mt Curtis Hut

Mt Curtis Hut

This newish hut completed 2012 is a replacement hut for the old Mt Curtis Hut. The new hut is the result of a community project lead by Warren Inwood. Locals fund raised, built the hut & upgraded the track. DOC ...   More ▶︎

Boundary Peak Hut (Brunner Range)

From Mt Curtis and along the ridge to Boundary Peak is all easy quick travel and the 2km bush section is relatively open and easy. Midway along this section Simon Lewis and Mauricio Lloreda happened upon a single orange plastic ...   More ▶︎
Exploring the South Opuha

Exploring the South Opuha

A new trip with a new hut to bag in a hunter's paradise north of Fairlie.   More ▶︎

Kopuwai Circuit (old man range in Central Otago)

2 day circuit involving 2 high points on range and visiting 2 back country huts.   More ▶︎
Cookies Hut

Cookies Hut

Former musterers' hut oft used by hunters. Now owned and newly renovated by DoC as of Feb 2016.   More ▶︎

Kelly Tops, Dry Creek, Taipo Circuit

A 3 day circuit from 7 Mile Creek to the Kelly Tops, down to Hunts Saddle and then over Hunts Ridge down to the Taipo via Dry Creek. Then downstream to 7 Mile Creek again.   More ▶︎
Black Birch Track (Ferny Gair Cons. Area, Marlborough)

Black Birch Track (Ferny Gair Cons. Area, Marlborough)

Well cut and marked track along true left of BB stream. The Marlborough Deerstalkers have taken over management of this area and hope to clear the top of the track some more in Nov, 2015.   More ▶︎

Mt Somers Hut to Manuka Hut in the E. Stour

Easy ridgeline traverse from Mt Somers Hut along to Quaker Saddle and a fast descent to the saddle between the West and East branches of the Stour.   More ▶︎
  • HonoraHonora updated the article, Hut bagging Stony Stream Biv 17 April 20184 days ago.
    Reduced space between paragraphs
  • HonoraHonora updated the hut, Stony Stream Bivvy 16 April 20185 days ago.
    more detail about access
  • HonoraHonora updated the hut, Waiau Hut 8 April 20188 April.
    changed water supply from "no water" to "tank source"
  • HonoraHonora updated the hut, Walker Hut 29 March 201829 March.
    added access routes
  • HonoraHonora updated the article, Boscawen Saddle, Rough Creek route 26 March 201826 March.
    added location points
  • HonoraHonora updated the hut, Lake Christabel Hut 26 March 201826 March.
    Added another route in to this hut
  • HonoraHonora added the photograph, Double Crossing of Ben Ohau from Freds Stream 11 February 201811 February.
    Did this in snow. Frank deliberately initiated a snow slide to trigger an avalanche into the basin for our descent ...
  • HonoraHonora added the article, Magdalen Hut to Jervois Hut via the Opera Range and return 11 January 201811 January.
    4 day circuit on St James Conservation Area.
  • HonoraHonora added the photograph, route to Kahutara Biv 5 January 20185 January.
    GPS'ed route.
  • HonoraHonora updated the track, Kahutara Biv route 5 January 20185 January.
    Updated route finding details.
  • HonoraHonora updated the hut, Kahutara Bivvy 5 January 20185 January.
    added notes about game in the area
  • HonoraHonora updated the track, Kelly Range - Hunts Saddle Circuit 27 December 201727 December.
    Updated route information from Kelly Range to Hunt Saddle due to recent track clearing and marking.
  • HonoraHonora discussed Edwards - Otehake 14 December 201714 December.
    BTW my 14 year old brother and his mate did the Otehake Edwards trip way back in 1970 all by
  • HonoraHonora discussed Ben Nevis Access, Mt Richmond FP 14 December 201714 December.
    The Nelson Mountain Biking Club - 2,000 members! has really good information on road access. One can drive up to ...
  • HonoraHonora discussed Sorting out tramp out transportation 28 October 201728 October.
    You might be able to zip 2 sleeping bags together. This would make extra room that accommodates an infant. Another ...
  • HonoraHonora updated the hut, Jervois Hut 26 October 201726 October.
    added info on access from Jones/Jervois stream confluence
  • HonoraHonora discussed Latecomers 26 October 201726 October.
    As a snorer, I'm gonna have to check out this snorex. I've been known to sleep in the woodshed if
  • HonoraHonora discussed Colin Rolfe 26 October 201726 October.
    He sounds like a delightful character and a big loss to all who knew him. Not sure what the natural ...
  • HonoraHonora merged the record 'Mt Curtis Hut' into the record 'Dee Creek Track (Brunner Range).' 8 October 20178 October.
  • HonoraHonora added the hut, Boundary Peak Hut (Brunner Range) 7 October 20177 October.
    From Mt Curtis and along the ridge to Boundary Peak is all easy quick travel and the 2km bush section ...
  • HonoraHonora discussed Want to buy Craigiburn? 25 September 201725 September.
    Yes, the stations were intended as a source of funding for the University of Canterbury. I've been reading a wee biography ...
  • 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
Member since 19 February 200819 February 2008
Status Member