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one span of the Cobb Valley bridge is completely gone.... https://tramper.nz/16592/cobb-valley-bridge-destroyed-by-cyclone/
I have had a Garmin 62s for around 7 years I'm guessing. Never had a problem and it is an indispensable piece of kit.
Two great comments! :D "An apartment would be like being back on a sub". "Unless I'm mistaken I don't think they extort you for money on subs...." You're both right. They give ...
And tinea
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I think you'll find that Icebreaker being a NZ brand wont mean its any cheaper here in NZ. Like most other NZ products, a premium is paid by NZ and ...
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That’s going to be interesting to enforce. Have to say I’m glad the ambiguity of the messages has been removed. I’ve respected the Rahui since it was implemented but it’s ...
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The Whangaehu River bridge was out of action a month ago but may have been repaired by now. The alternative route requires you to cross it further up, which is ...
we were told by doc via email just 4 days ago to park in whakapapa village.
I thought you had pretty much answered your own question with the first post. I've always visited an outdoor ed centre or backpackers to palm off any gas cylinders.
"“Previously launching 1kg of materials from earth to space was around $US20,000 ($25,100) plus,” Professor Saydam told Stockhead. “Elon Musk dropped this to less than $US4000 and he says he will ...
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@biship: I'm sure the last 2-3km in the dark will be fine.
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You need sufficient shelter to protect yourself from hypothermia if you're injured, until rescue. For me that would be a fly or tent.
My memory of Dome Shelter is that on an instruction weekend with the WTMC, our instructor had us have our lunch outside while it was snowing as he said this ...
MSIE forums issue replicated. Thanks for notifying that. Yech. Doesn't look good! @glennj Great! Please keep any frustrations rolling in. There's a lot to do, but I'd rather tackle the frustrations ...
@erniec I have a Cumulus Quilt 250 which is fine to 0°C, if you pack some thermals and a beanie. Below that I get some cold patches and need my ...
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I'm using "OFF!" Tropical (the orange one) it is using Picaridin which is much less aggressive than DEET (as in: doesn't dissolve your ropes and clothes!) and still efficient enough. ...
some of them are doing long miles each day, if you've got a lot of miles to do, it might be too irritating to follow a roundabout track that looks ...
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Hi everyone, Three of us are landing in Queenstown late Feb 24th, and flying out again on Sunday 4th March. So we have 7 full days and 8 nights to ...
Yeah @BdeB. saw your mugshot & name in the Mountain Scene today whilst waiting for my fish supper. World famous in Wanaka
I'm a big fan of lightweight gear, and have had this Rab Charge jacket for a couple of years and it's not let me down, stood up to the downpours ...
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I was thinking of removing these anyway. Not good to hear they’re blocking content!
I understand where you're coming from Matthew. I would like to point out though, that the word 'urbanite' is not in any way derogatory - it simply means a person ...
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You need to allow for 2 full days. As with any tramping in NZ, you should build in a sufficient safety margin to cope with injury, high rivers/streams, slower travel ...
Did the Fyffe Pass route in winter during the late 70's. Everything was frozen up when we did it and the avo risk was probably minimal, but from dim memory ...
Trip report for thus trip written up here with a few pics http://tramper.nz/16576 Route guide at: http://routeguides.co.nz/trips/892 Thanks to those giving advice ... both recently and a few years back when I originally planned ...

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