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"

Mt Fyffe, Hapuku, Kowhai Circuit

4 day Easter circuit to check out old haunts and the new lake formed in the Hapuku Valley by the Kaikoura earthquake of Nov, 2016   More ▶︎

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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎

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 ▶︎

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 ▶︎
Mt Stevenson in the MacKenzie Country

Mt Stevenson in the MacKenzie Country

This mountain looms over the northern slopes between Lakes Tekapo and Pukaki. It has been made accessible by tenure review of Mt Cook Station and now lies in the Gamack Conservation Area.   More ▶︎

Stag Saddle circuit

An alternative for those of us without the resources to have transport arranged at both ends of this section of the Te Araroa trail.   More ▶︎
Trudge Col

Trudge Col

A day trip to an iconic spot in Arthurs Pass.   More ▶︎
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