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Last week in Nelson Lakes there was hardly anyone in the valleys and it wasn’t until we got up to Angelus hut that we encountered more people. Stunning day up the Cedric route and along ...
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Icy 3 wire. Sounds like fun. I think I would be looking to ford the river
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I know many of the subscribers to this forum are well travelled so I thought I might pick a few brains regarding China. I am thinking of doing a month there, two weeks on a ...
it did, they arent on mt cook, they are beneath the footstool which is opposite the hooker valley from Mt cook
Without a doubt, this country's worst ever wildlife smuggler was Frederick Robert Angell, or Freddie Angell as he became universally known. Operating in New Zealand during the entire 1990s and a few year after 2000, his ...
I read both books (and many others including one by Simon 'slasher' Yates). He is a very humorous writer and Joe Simpson is a good writer, having qualifications in English literature. What I remember about ...
@si-dog sounds very sad... Can I ask you what happened ?
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"The ash has nothing to do with the smoke taste. It's the filtration method." @Berend, please elaborate.
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... and because Australian native animals have co-evolved with naturally occurring 1080, they have a resistance to the poison (at Aus dosage rates) and are very unlikely to be killed by it (although a short-term ...
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https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/doc-recording-incidents-following-spike-in-violent-threats-staff-ive-been-told-need-eliminated The Department of Conservation (DOC) is so concerned about threats of violence against staff that it has ...
Good luck with this Geeves - I am thinking of doing something very similar. I'm kinda over wellington. Thank god for the Tararuas.....
I see NZ MountainSafety Council have just published a TAC video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5bSomNPT2zQ
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the wallis's don't necessarily have anything to do with maintaining their helicopters. its a specialist job often performed by a different company to the company that operates the helicopters and employs the pilots. especially for smaller ...
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Those Garmin Rhino GPS's sound like a game changer.
I've been doing first aid courses regularly since I was a teenager but not for a while though. During my time as a Mtn Safety instructor, we did them annually. My job puts us through ...
Kia ora e hoa mā, @Exilr, the first forum rule is that we respect the community values. The sixth community value is that we respect Māori beliefs, rights, and values. @Gaiters is a long term and ...
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All great walks are free. It only costs if you want to stop overnight.
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in a dark forest you tend to become colour blind, it can be hard to tell what the real colout is, plenty of people been shot wearing high vis colours that were dulled down under ...
>World wide nearly 5 times as many people are killed by herbivorous animals than by carnivores. I would disagree. Mosquitos are the most deadly animals to people, sucking peoples blood makes then carnivores I would think. ...
No I want the larger model that starts the size of a day pack. That even has the kitchen sink and solar powered dishwasher
That would be nice Honora - hopefully the message is trickling down to those (sometimes oblivious) folk at LINZ that kiwis are sick of being denied lawful access to these land parcels by leaseholders.
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"Lost in the rainforest," maaaayte. Seriously, if this guy had taken an Esky and Doona with him, none of this would have happened.
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Heavier kit than a paper map, but some people use them. Solar mobile powerbank - can also be line-charged https://www.dhresource.com/0x0s/f2-albu-g2-M00-0A-F1-rBVaG1X1Z4mAGlrSAAFNQGFZOvU512.jpg/portable-solar-charger-power-bank-panel-5000mah....
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its the brain trying to join the dots and fill in the gaps when they see what they think is part of a deer, they often think they know which part of the deer they ...
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Said pilot was being paid. Despite what he thought about the whole thing you can bet he told his tourits he would be ringing the constabulary about the whole thing
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