Will the sole of my boots still be attached at the end of the hike? Will we make it up Mt. Saunders? How bad is bush bashing really? Find out in this week’s episode of: ONWARDS AND UPWARDS! Day 1 – Mt Fyffe Carpark -> Mt Fyffe -> Kowhai saddle -> Kowhai Hut It all … Continue reading Onwards and upwards!
DISCLAIMER: This TROG is in no way sponsored by Radix Nutrition – not bad for a freeze-dried meal. Also, probably the best meal we’ve enjoyed on an iceberg… Water from Camp Creek filled my boots and soaked my socks, as I stepped tentatively into the brisk flow of the river. It climbed higher up my … Continue reading Mongolian Throat Singing & Luke-Cold Baths
The weekend started with lots of sleepy looking sleepy looking trampers waiting in a cold UCSA parking lot wondering where the trip leader was. Well, I was halfway across Ilam fields working up quite a sweat trying to carry 40 L of goon in two slippery plastic bags, cursing at myself that I had not … Continue reading Bush Ball 2019
Me and Tim decide to go, for the queen’s birthday, to Ben More hut for three days with only a tarp, food, warm cloth, hatchets, saw and knife. However, the weather was very bad the Saturday and so we decide to do a safer option: Bealey hut. In Arthur pass this small hut is 5-10 … Continue reading Bushcraft in Bealey hut: three days living in the wild
Snow makes a really disconcerting sound when it scrapes along the bottom of a newly bought car who’s clearance you’re not entirely used to yet. A terrible scraping sound which seems more like it’s bottoming out on the gravel road and doing major damage to your undercarriage. With that out of the way this is … Continue reading Anti Crow Hut