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I've done the NW and southern circuits in sandals which is probably as bad as the Dusky. But these days the boots are so light, I don't do many trips ...
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I did 5 pack float crossings up the Waiohine Gorge about 12 years ago. It was great fun doing it with a few people, linked up in a line. As ...
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@JETNZ >All summits over 2,900 m are within a 10-mile radius of Aoraki / Mount Cook. Except Mt Aspiring :smile:
mackinnon pass is a wind tunnel, he weather can be vicious... was blowing around 80k when i was there, the only place on the track it was blowing much.. the ...
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This term "goblin forest" as pointed out above is more attributable to the type of stunted mossy trees that grow at a certain altitude in many parts of NZ - ...
Yes, I'm casting a spell now to turn agentben into a pile of dog poos... I've had a bit of ongaonga coming out the Waimea in Mount Richmond FP. Not fun; ...
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I have seen the new NZ Mountain Safety Council Alpine Tramping Series videos that are on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHy_76uW0tFx2RWtHXpuotQ) mentioned in passing here but no thread about them. I think they are ...
I was up the Dart looking at Slip Lake last week. For what its worth I saw one place only from Chinamans Bluff up as far as the Lake that ...
That area has a lot less rain than closer to the main divide. The next valley east, Castle Hill basin has a microclimate where I was told, it only rains ...
Thanks for the info.
Cheers! I will take another look based on new info (thanks guys) and will try again......
Dragons Teeth is spectacular
Here's a map, from DOC, showing in colour the car parking situation & options in & around Whakapapa Village. https://www.doc.govt.nz/globalassets/documents/about-doc/news/media-releases/tongariro-parking-map.pdf
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got John Bull's for farm work. used them in hillstramping and hunting, a lot, they are fine.
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my 2 cents-done the trip a few times,on the last we were nearing Grassy Flats when 2 runners barrelled through.At the hut,some hunters told us that they'd left Klondyke Corner ...
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Ah 'course, Whirinaki as a there and back again. Good plan. Thanks everyone for your suggestions and tips. Planning on late Nov. Will be beaut.
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Thanks waynowski. As per my post I have assessed this. I was also looking for information from someone on the ground, as opposed to information which can be easily found ...
Just a follow up to say thanks to all those who made suggestions. Flights and accommodation are now booked. Kahurangi NP was the winner. 14 days on the trails, starting ...
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Mt.Herbert must be the 'go to' for many. We often arrive in ChCh at midnight. We go to Mt.Herbert straight away. Then we go shopping, check into a motel just ...
Hi, many thanks for info
To my mind the main motivation for doing the circuit again would be for him to begin building his snow and ice experience in a setting where other variables are ...
https://www.doc.govt.nz/globalassets/documents/parks-and-recreation/tracks-and-walks/wanganui/manawatu-gorge-track-brochure.pdf https://www.doc.govt.nz/Documents/parks-and-recreation/tracks-and-walks/wanganui/manawatu-gorge-tracks-brochure.pdf These might help
i know there are a lot of competent hunters, and i'm sure they are around that area, but most of the ones i've personally come across around there I'd give ...
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Avalanche danger at "4 High Risk Very dangerous avalanche conditions" at the moment. Milford road has also been closed the last two days due to high avalanche danger. https://www.avalanche.net.nz/region/12 Quite typical conditions ...
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The day trip, with the extended leg, at Key Summit is very much worth it as well.
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