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I wrecked my body on a mountain. I need protein.

I woke up around 4:00 am on Tuesday morning to pack up for our day hike along Tongariro Crossing in Tonagariro National Park. The weather was iffy, but the park tour guides gave us the go ahead to hike without them if we wanted, saving us $100 NZ in the process. 548 more words

Crossing Tongariro: Tempting Mount Doom

Mount Doom likes to play games. The abominable, deadly weather kind of games.

After a long drive and a few days spent in the engaging town of Wellington, we decided we would drive back up to Tongariro to attempt the hike up Mount Ngauruhoe, more famously known as Mount Doom. 2,104 more words


Possibly the Best Wild Camping Spot Ever?

Follow me! Come with me!

See how I tumble and fall

Over the rocks a crescendo call

Shouting and smashing and drumming, I spew

Out of the mountain I come with a new… 298 more words


Tongariro Alpine Crossing

Das Tongariro Alpine Crossing im Tongariro National Park ist einer der Great Walks in Neuseeland. Es ist ein Tramping Track, das heißt es ist nicht nur ein reiner Wanderweg, es muss mitunter auch geklettert werden. 481 more words


'I feel completely naked going on a walk without my compass and whistle' - The Tongariro Crossing

13th August

Title courtesy of John

We had first seen the pictures of the Tongariro Crossing on Facebook earlier in the week. Our first thoughts? That’s a lot of snow. 870 more words


5th July – Stray: Tongariro Crossing

It’s at the ungodly hour of 5:30 that our lodge wakes up and scrambles together to get out the door at 6:30. I have an enormous respect for Nats, that road is crazy windy, has no lights, and its covered with gravel, and she’s driving it an hour before the sun starts to rise.  1,170 more words


The Best Day Hike in New Zealand: The Tongariro Crossing

The Tongariro Crossing is one of the most popular day hikes in New Zealand and with it’s unique and stunning geothermal landscape, it’s easy to understand why. 358 more words