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How technical was the climb of Ben Nevis? What route? Been eyeing that one - and scoping it out was one purpose of my weekend trip. Looks viable from the north without ropes etc. Correct?
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From what I can see the rules apply to domestic and industrial use not recreational (yet) There are still few alternatives to fossil fueled camp stoves. There is the Triangia meths stove but thats it. ...
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Thanks madpom, it's great to get an up-to-date map of the entire SI for BCN. Couldn't have done it myself. If you have advice on linking the NZ Gazetteer to BCN, please let us know. BCN ...
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seldom a problem, unlikely in summer with so many about and people camping by the lake..
Judging by comments online it sounds as though Mt Brown hut currently doesn't have coal but on the other hand they may not have known what that pipe thingy was. "Not(sic) heating so bring warm clothes ...
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Unfortunately that FB page clogs up my old laptop so it doesn't work for me at all.
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Madpom's done some good long trips in the N.I. He will have them posted on his routeguides website.
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Yes - the BoM weather for the fortnight looks preferable to the metservice stuff. Can I have that one please?
Well measuring anything as the bird flies from a single structure is never going to o come up with a huge number mainly because we are a tiny country. Go for a walk through there and ...
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four people with hypothermia rescued from Ruahines https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/ruahine-ranges-rescued-tramper-was-one-hour-from-death/A2SJZROPW6T5PL2TTQJQUVMCIA
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Follow up. The bivvy/camp in the head of the Tutoko River was named Kakapoop Camp. It was a sheet metal dogbox style biv with a fly camp attached with a heavy duty tarp - NZR ...
Kiri Allan Minister of Conservation https://www.labour.org.nz/kiriallan
I hope your problem is solved.
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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
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/
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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 ...
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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 ...
... and $1000 of the fine goes to the tramper who reported the landing. Nice work!
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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.
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I just love that the cost is "plus the maps"!
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It’s always embarrassing to wake in the morning and find others have moved out and be the recipient of deadly looks! I would be happy to be less of an annoyance by moving to the kitchen ...
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Erick Brenstrum put out a weather book that I studied intently and found very helpful. It's called the NZ weather book and could be found at your local library. Not sure if it's still available ...
i heard back from the person who complained online about the club he said the club definitely didnt book. they knew about booking the hut, but thought that they didnt apply for when they were going ...
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Thanks very much!
Reality is all wilding pines have commercially planted siblings. No biological weapon will kill one without killing the other. I think wandering the hills with a grubber and chainsaw are going to be the main ...
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