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off topic, but amazing, mulvany's daughter did an amazing first kayak circumnavigation of svalbard. best performance by supporting actors was the Polar Bears trying to get up close and personal... https://vimeo.com/433238784
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Thanks for the feedback everyone. We ended up going to the old hut site and up towards Marchant ridge and returning the same way, rather than dropping down to Smith Creek. First outing in a ...
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the bridges that are removed are bridges over side streams... someone drowned a few years ago trying to cross a side stream that had the bridge was removed on... the side stream might look crossable, ...
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Peter, Many thanks for the time and effort you've put into this. And to everyone else who's commented on this informed and highly interesting thread. I must confess I clicked on it with few expectations and then ...
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Yes, we nearly met high on the Park Pass Glacier. My plan was to spend Tuesday night on Park Pass, then do a day trip as high as I could manage on the Park Pass ...
There are mosquitoes but nothing like as bad
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Took us 4hrs from Sylvan carpark to the mouth of the Beans Burn and roughly 6 hrs up to Split Rock biv. Check out my trip report here: http://waitakathlete.blogspot.com/2018/03/five-passes.html There's deer trails and traplines along most of...
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Quite right Ian,Danilo Hegg has some great photos on there. Also check out Nina Dickerhofs website,equally stunning and she gets out a lot more,heaps of great trips/climbs.
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Thanks Waynowski, yeah, I looked through a few images that came up on google and it didn't look too bad opposite the hut, but sometimes photos without someone in or by the river for scale ...
Cant tell you specifically but if the lake is low walking up the gravel flats is quicker than the track as far as the swing bridge over the river. The lake level is controlled by ...
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No. Didn't go McKenzie Hut this time. Short on days. People looking fairly shagged arriving at Harris Shelter from that way. :) No discussion about sightseeing from MH & I didn't ask about it. ...
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Mossey water is good for you. Sometimes a little crunchy but still good. I remember my school days tramping in Fiordland. No one carried water bottles. You just shoved hands into the moss on the ...
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Leon Kinvig Hut to Toka summit track. Anyone able to enlighten me on this track's current condition? Thanks.
No worries, you just did your job to protect your forum and I respect that.
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https://www.stuff.co.nz/taranaki-daily-news/news/122924992/popular-mt-taranaki-hut-burns-down A popular Mt Taranaki back country hut burnt to the ground at the weekend. On Tuesday, Department of Conservation (DOC) staff confirmed Lake Dive Hut...
Was a good trip. Patchy snow from half a kilometre up the Tarn hut side track pretty much complete coverage at the hut and 200mm deep powder in places up Lilbirn Hill. Slippery going down ...
theres great walks and then theres great walks the routeburn and milford have more money coming in from Ultimate hikes to put into maintaining the track, they few gravel onto the routeburn, covering the alpine section ...
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Yes I've done it and walked most of the ridge lines before the new bits went in. My favourite section is the Paparoa Tops from near Croesus Knob all the way through to where you ...
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https://tramper.nz/forums/thread/10473
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Oosh yeah she was steep, featureless and icy.
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Thanks everyone. Crampons AND ice axe it is!
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Thanks, Morris Oxford, I was sure there had to be a quick and easy way!
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I know this is getting into how many angels on the head of a pin territory but I was wondering if it was hoar frost or riming so I consulted dear old google: Soft rime is ...
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thats certainly how the grape vine amongst freedom campers is passing on the word about tramping huts.. free accommodation. the great walks has its share of stealth campers avoiding fees. the routeburn and kepler also get ...
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Thanks for all the useful information folks. Not sure that I'll make it up there this long weekend after all given the average weather forecast, but definitely good stuff to know for future plans.
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