I'm out there most weekends. I have a background in climbing and instruction as well.

Most of my tramping is with my favourite tramping buddy, my partner, Frank King. I have also led trips with the CTC and the PTC when Frank wasn't available but it's been a while since I've been out with the clubs now.

I am a member of the Remote Huts group, Permolat and the DoC User Group. Frank and I also have cut, permolatted and continue to maintain 10 tracks in Canterbury and on the west side of the main divide.

check out Frank's site: google "tramping report"

To Puketeraki Biv and back (again on Labour Weekend) 2018

3 day return trip up to Black Hill hut, down to Salmon Ck Biv then over to Puketeraki Biv via a low saddle upstream and a very unpleasant sidle through beech regen that wasn't there 17 years ago!   More ▶︎

Mt Fyffe, Hapuku, Kowhai Circuit

4 day Easter circuit to check out old haunts and the new lake formed in the Hapuku Valley by the Kaikoura earthquake of Nov, 2016   More ▶︎

Hut bagging Stony Stream Biv

A weekend trip into the Hamner Conservation Area to visit a wee biv in good condition.   More ▶︎

Boscawen Saddle, Rough Creek route

A description of a weekend tramp up the Nina River, over Boscawen Saddle, sidling to Robinson Saddle, down one branch of the Blue Grey to L. Christobel Hut, then the next day up over the Lewis Tops and down Rough ...   More ▶︎

Magdalen Hut to Jervois Hut via the Opera Range and return

4 day circuit on St James Conservation Area.   More ▶︎
Mt Curtis Hut

Mt Curtis Hut

This newish hut completed 2012 is a replacement hut for the old Mt Curtis Hut. The new hut is the result of a community project lead by Warren Inwood. Locals fund raised, built the hut & upgraded the track. DOC ...   More ▶︎

Boundary Peak Hut (Brunner Range)

From Mt Curtis and along the ridge to Boundary Peak is all easy quick travel and the 2km bush section is relatively open and easy. Midway along this section Simon Lewis and Mauricio Lloreda happened upon a single orange plastic ...   More ▶︎
Exploring the South Opuha

Exploring the South Opuha

A new trip with a new hut to bag in a hunter's paradise north of Fairlie.   More ▶︎

Kopuwai Circuit (old man range in Central Otago)

2 day circuit involving 2 high points on range and visiting 2 back country huts.   More ▶︎
Cookies Hut

Cookies Hut

Former musterers' hut oft used by hunters. Now owned and newly renovated by DoC as of Feb 2016.   More ▶︎

Kelly Tops, Dry Creek, Taipo Circuit

A 3 day circuit from 7 Mile Creek to the Kelly Tops, down to Hunts Saddle and then over Hunts Ridge down to the Taipo via Dry Creek. Then downstream to 7 Mile Creek again.   More ▶︎
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