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Climbing Things

When you’re climbing up a mountain at what feels like an 85 degree angle, clambering over loose rock and where every step into the deep sand sends you another half-step back, all of a sudden you feel like a great philosopher. 918 more words

Wanderlust

Tongariro Crossing

Don’t worry – I haven’t moved to New Zealand and fallen off of the face of the Earth.  At first my silence was due to lack of internet, and since I was reconnected I’ve just put off blogging…but that’s about to change.  424 more words

Adventures

Tongariro Crossing - powered by Haribo Gummybears!

March 30th

This is a walk I have wanted to do for a very long time. On my first trip to New Zealand in 2004 I didn’t get to Taupo, on my second trip in 2008 we got to Tongariro but everyone one was skiing! 688 more words

Mt Doom V's Cook

It’s no secret, but then it could be I’m not sure… I think I have shouted it off the rooftops a good many times. Maybe I only whispered it to myself and forged an expression of excitement and enjoyment at the prospect of reaching summits and letting my soul be absorbed into the open wilderness that is The Great Outdoors. 663 more words

Just For Fun

New Zealand - Land of the Long White Cloud. Tongariro - The long, very grey cloud.

Ever wondered what the inside of a cloud looks like? Well, read on. The Tongariro Alpine crossing. A beautiful 20km hike across the top of a mountain, with the option to climb Mount Doom and a packed lunch to boot. 1,811 more words

The "Fabled" Tongariro Crossing & Mt Doom

The Tongariro Alpine Crossing is the single most popular “day hike” in New Zealand, and for good reason. It is in an easily accessible location, the terrain is not intimidating and the well-worn path can be navigated by a novice hiker. 1,072 more words

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