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Small red flag for me when you mention you and your family don't have much experience in the snow but the places you mention will have plenty of it. For example, Moss Pass in November will ...
Good cycling loop. Are you connecting alpsToOcean with OtagoCentral via Danseys Pass? Waipori Falls road also makes a good cycle route from end of Clutha Gold to Dunedin if you're headed that way. Met 2 cars ...
it will never get the funding it needs for the increasing numbers going through... its too long and needs too much money.. too many huts will need replacing, too many miles of tracks will need upgrading so
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Yes, walking across the tarmac at Dunedin airport the other day in rain, wind and about 5C was a reminder of just how miserable and heat robbing that combination of factors can be.
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Polarised and UV protection are different things. Sunglasses could be polarised but not offer good UVA and UBA protection. The main thing is to make sure they offer UV protection. If you don't mind spending ...
I was really fit at the time, I was postholing through snow sometimes thigh deep along ridgetops in winter in the tararuas, all day, and up and down steep slopes for four days, got sick, ...
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Would anyone be down for a forum group tramp of the Southern Crossing? Get a few people together, etc...
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I never had issues either but seen plenty of evidence others were not as lucky. Otaki and Holdsworth glass on the ground Otaki burnt cars on roadside Old Kaitoke park locked like a stock car track. ...
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the stats in the walk in the park report were misleading, you cant just spit out numbers like that, you have to take into account what the standard rate of medical problems and accidents of the ...
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I'm not sure how it's an income stream. If anything it spends government money, from DOC and from Police and from lotteries. Certainly an entity that's existed for several decades, has cut ties with the bulk ...
Regarding the road seal story source. last november while i was waiting at the info centre for my ride to the trailhead i got talking to one of the young ladies who works in the ...
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Photographer accidentally runs afoul of conservation rules with pics of Mt Taranaki https://www.stuff.co.nz/environment/114191801/photographer-accidentally-runs-afoul-of-conservation-rules-with-pics-of-mt-taranaki
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it mentioned in the article he thought he couldn't go forwards or back the way he came
thanks for the link. I caught a bit of the interview and it was really entertaining.
Thanks to all who posted. Wonderful insights, thoughtful proposals, stimulating discussion. Cheers~
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found in the riverbed, believed to have drowned trying to cross the river
@TararuaHunter I'm not 100% sure of the year now, but I think it was late November 2009. If you know Tony Matheson he may still have the phone call I made to him jotted down ...
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izogi - that's really useful, thank you! I've often come across your blog when researching trips :) Will give those a good read now but already looking highly relevant - the Nelson Mail editorial especially.
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The line may of been frayed or not tied properly causing the failure.
I had friends kayak L. Hauroko some years ago and remember their talking about the wind roaring down the lake. Maybe it was the Lady of the Lake's revenge! Hauroko is Maori for sounding wind.
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The military aren't the only ones working on such things. I have seen more agile (maybe less robust) units.
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@AndrewTaylor - see this write-up: www.pntmc.org.nz/Tonys_Tararuas/Mangahao.pdf "Ngapuketarua Stream, or Weasel Creek" - apparently its the same thing. I cant even find "Rabbit Flat/s" marked on a modern topomap. Assume its in the area ...
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13/04/2019 Mt Lancelot A PLB activation was picked up by the Rescue Coordination Centre (RCC) in Wellington at approx. 1920hrs, from a location near the Crow Hut in the upper Crow Valley. RCC dispatched the West ...
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I don't think its only the 'ultralite' crowd that get into trouble. Most SAR callouts are for trampers, making wrong decisions, not knowing or ignoring the likely weather, the risk on the exposed tops. Probably mountain ...
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