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Just an FYI on sales in general - end of season clearance is the best time to get usually the best price on any outdoor gear. Most companies will clear stock at the same as ...
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We were planning on tenting (but taking hut tickets just in case). And yes, I expect it to be fairly busy, but hopefully with a tent we'll keep it reasonably quiet. Thanks for the coin tips, I'll ...
Just got back from the Travers-Sabine. Took my parents for their first decent tramp in quite a few years, they had a blast. Perfect weather and they got to tick visiting Blue Lake off their ...
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Hi tararua 1, wondering how you got on with this trip? Am looking at doing similar in early march 2019 so would be keen for some advice about certain aspects of it. I am also ...
I've been to Nepal a few times now and have never hired a guide until the last trip where I went to an area that was a bit more off the beaten track. It was ...
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great walks arent so bad in good weather at the huts, people can spread themselves around outside, but when the weather is rough, you've got up to 50 people crammed in and some of the ...
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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. ...
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