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Day 2 - Arthur's Pass and Castle Hill Rocks

Arthur’s Pass is what the Southern Alps is all about. Not many people visiting South Island have Arthur’s Pass on their agenda. Those that do often go for the… 1,344 more words

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Hawdon/Otehake Apr 2-6, 2015

Sorry things have been quiet on the blog lately.  I actually drafted this post over a month ago…  and then forgot to post it.  In my defense, the last 6 weeks have been pretty busy.   1,600 more words


Purple clouds in Arthurs Pass by uhlgregor

Purple sunset on a track in the Arthurs Pass National Park in New Zealand

As Seen on 500px – May 6, 2015 at 06:49PM


Best Trail Runs in NZ

Best Trail Runs in NZ

Runner and event organiser Michael Jacques explains why these runs are top of his list

Goat Pass, Arthur’s Pass National Park… 769 more words

Abel Tasman

An ordinary life

My posts are getting fewer and further between, marking our slip back into ‘ordinary’ life.  My week has become a regular routine of waking at 6:30, work from 8 until 4pm (or 6pm if I’m unlucky), home to an evening filled with a nap and dinner or more exciting activity, then back to bed to await the next morning’s alarm. 1,044 more words

Video 11: St Arnaud to Methven

St Arnaud 1940km to Rakaia gorge 2240km.
300km of perfect scenery in the mountains: 2 high passes, some bad storms, a distressed tramper carried on my back to the hut. 62 more words

Te Araroa

Story from New Zealand #5 Hiking up Avalanche Peak, 1833 m.

One of my favorite day hike in New Zealand is  Avalanche Peak in Arthur’s Pass national park. It has everything one could ask for : it’s easy to get to as it starts in the village, it’s challenging enough (pretty steep) but not technically difficult, and it’s a loop which makes it less boring than coming down the same way. 288 more words