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Avalanche Peak

Shortly after moving to Christchurch in New Zealand’s South Island over 4 years ago, I read about an enticing peak nestled within the Southern Alps near the village of Arthur’s Pass. 1,361 more words

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Akaroa, Alpacas And An Awesome View

We said goodbye to the west coast on a drizzly gray morning heading straight for the hills covered in clouds. We saw a sign for Otira gorge at which point Paul remembered the forecast he’s seen. 2,701 more words

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Tranzalpine train: from Christchurch to Greymouth 

Got up real early for my 6:55am pick up from the YHA in Christchurch to head to the train station to take the Tranzalpine train! … 319 more words

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The one with the parents (part one)

Firstly, apologies for a blog silence for so long, it’s just with having broken my ulna and radius in my wrist we’ve not done too much exciting other than rest while Harriet has worked. 1,668 more words

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Off the beaten track

A mid-November tramp around Porter’s Pass with an itinerary including Foggy Peak, Castle Hill Peak, ¬†Otarama Peak, and Mt. Torlesse (combined with sub-par topo map reading skills) apparently leads to venturing into uncharted territory. ¬† 8 more words

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Breathtaking beauty -26 Weeks Letter Challenge

The Bealey Spur walk done with best buddies was breathtaking not only in the beauty of nature’s bounty but in the uphill climb for unfit beginners. 144 more words

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Trig M

Sometimes you have to take a gamble and choose to ignore the weather report. In my experience, even the most reliable of weather forecasts can struggle at times to give an accurate description of what is going on in the mountains. 868 more words

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