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I opted to sidle the gorge, it was slow going for me. had to climb a few hundred metres up to get away from the steeper slopes.
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tararua tops are no place for novices in bad weather. the other year two people died up there
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yup you can point a camera uphill or downhill, but without something in the background to add context, it can be hard to tell just how steep a slope is.
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That trumps all other comments
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I like the concept of how Te Araroa promotes connected places through walking. As in, you can get between any two points on the route by walking between them, and ...
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@waynowski It's not that I really wanted to stay in huts, but we didn't know what other options were at the time when we booked it months ago, also we ...
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Storm water is a different problem to sewage. It should be relatively clean although road water is often contaminated with road grime and lazy peoples oil change residue. Sewage though is ...
Seems good @Matthew. Just added Worsley Rock Biv without issues.
Hi, Is anyone keen on a Heaphy key swap in the next month or so? I am Chch based but could trade cars somewhere in the middle (Murchison??) to get ...
Hi there, can anyone report on what the track from the mole saddle down to the tiraumea is like? And back up again? Im taking some tramping savvy young kids ...
Anyone have any updated info on crossing the Tasman?
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hmmm ok. We'll bring hats/gloves & extra socks for sure, but it's just those water crossings that make me nervous. More due to issue of wearing enough to stay warm ...
the forum on widescreen monitors is only making use of about 50% the available space, which is kinda annoying - but no biggie.
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Well, for starters, I'm getting a certified self-contained camper. And Auckland recently opened up a bunch of freedom camping spots; for self-contained campers. But there's always infinite other legal options. :)
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Whoa. Its lovely in the Cobb Valley .
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.
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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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 ...

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