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A locator beacon has proved to be a lifesaver for a father and son stranded in Kahurangi National Park. https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/123164922/locator-beacon-lifesaver-for-father-and-son-stranded-on-freezing-national-park-ridge
18th Oct and Check In's still not working.
update has no date for when or if the road will open, DOC looking at alternative route on foot https://www.kapiticoast.govt.nz/your-council/projects/otaki-gorge-road/
Leon Kinvig Hut to Toka summit track. Anyone able to enlighten me on this track's current condition? Thanks.
Nga mihi all, I happen to own a copy of 'Farthest West Afoot and Afloat' published in 1950 by AH Reed Have you read it Handa457? I'm looking through it myself to see if they mention ...
A lot of it falls from the sky too (at least it did in my time there) and it is also safe to drink!
Lowe Corporation Rescue Helicopter Service "In the early hours of yesterday morning, the team were sent into the Kaweka Ranges after a PLB (personal locator beacon) was set off. The crew found the party and ...
Update: There was indeed no snow on the Kaweka's, the only snow that was there was current, i.e. what was forecast, so no technical gear required. You might still get your feet wet a bit if ...
Thanks for your help everybody-much appreciated. I ended up going for the Minaret. Looks to be well made and having already pitched it, has plenty of space for what I want it for. Cheers all.
... and $1000 of the fine goes to the tramper who reported the landing. Nice work!
Dunno about TKR but my torn knee meniscuses (menisci?) were the end of my kayaking. Can manage sit-on kakay or packraft but anything that requires bracing using the legs - forget it.
https://www.stuff.co.nz/taranaki-daily-news/news/122924992/popular-mt-taranaki-hut-burns-down A popular Mt Taranaki back country hut burnt to the ground at the weekend. On Tuesday, Department of Conservation (DOC) staff confirmed Lake Dive Hut...
Keen boots are much wider than other brands.
do you have a battery test function on your PLB? if so have you tested it recently? in theory if it has a battery test function and it passes then it should still work.. but it ...
Was a good trip. Patchy snow from half a kilometre up the Tarn hut side track pretty much complete coverage at the hut and 200mm deep powder in places up Lilbirn Hill. Slippery going down ...
I have been editing the Hiwiroa trip that I posted many years ago to update the route description. I notice a new field there called "Select GPS paths". What goes into that field? I tried the ...
theres great walks and then theres great walks the routeburn and milford have more money coming in from Ultimate hikes to put into maintaining the track, they few gravel onto the routeburn, covering the alpine section ...
I know of 3 silent caps that are sold via ebay. The original was the BD dragon tamer next was the quietstove copy of the same thing and lastly a Korean cap which is quite ...
Bunnings sell lamp oil under the diggers brand but dont know price. Best bet is look up lubricant wholesalers in your area. They will sell both fulite and burnable kero much cheaper
Rees side between Shelter Rock and Dart Hut could be a bit hairy this month with avo debris, more coming down as temperatures rise? Bridges will have been taken out through that area as well. I ...
FYI - Outdoors Intention Form provided by AdventureSmart (managed by the New Zealand Search and Rescue Council (NZSAR)). They DO NOT store the information you provide. The completed form can be sent to your essential ...
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