23rd – 25th June By Luke Whitehead Participants: Luke Whitehead, Georgia Prince, Harry O’Neill, Liv Martin, Bridget Page, Conor Handley Things started off so well this week. With a blanket of snow across most of the Southern Alps, our group of 10 had planned to make our way to St Arnaud to do the Travers-Sabine … Continue reading Anyone Keen for a Day Walk?
25 – 26th July Location: Cass lagoon By Isambard (Izzy) McMinn 20 Students of all backgrounds trickled into the UCSA carpark Saturday morning. Most – after very little sleep and sporting a ripping headache. The mood may be sour waking up, but it quickly turns to sweet when the everyone’s smiles greet you. We were … Continue reading Sore Glutes and Frozen Boots
9 – 11th July By Zoë Marshall-Means A group of nine is ambitious. And I’m hard to deal with. We drove to St Arnaud and boosted up to Bushline hut in the dark for an absolute feast. We happened to have a professional baker with us, and Harry fed us not one, but two banoffee pies … Continue reading Kahurangi
2nd – 3rd July By Zoë Marshall-Means How good is solo tramping? Really feeling the serenity, time with your thoughts, the niggling feeling that you’re going the wrong way, the knowledge that they’ll never find your body here, wondering if Shaun would cry at your funeral, would they even have a funeral without a body? … Continue reading Yeats Ridge
22rd June By Zoë Marshall-Means “You can froth the road, but only 12 seconds in front of you”, in hindsight, Max is quite wise. These really are words to live by. Not that I blame him, Lewis Pass is a froth-able road. We had a big-mish planned. 10 people, first week of the holidays, ice … Continue reading Drive to Lewis Pass