Daniel Clearwater

Dan is well known in the New Zealand outdoors community through his passion for canyoning. He created the Kiwi Canyons website - www.KiwiCanyons.org - authored the Canyoning in New Zealand guidebook and founded the New Zealand Canyoning Association. He also tramps, paraglides and pack-rafts. Dan is the FMC Development Officer.

Outdoor dads  When the kids are very little

I’m sure that fear of losing the freedom to get into the mountains is common among many keen outdoor parents. But rather than just waiting to see if that perceived ‘fate’ became reality, I proactively decided to adapt to this new life-chapter and embrace the opportunities that it held. 

Ski Touring  The Fox Neve

The west coast neve's are a magical ski touring destination. Whilst there's plenty of scope for very intense lines, there's also plenty of mellow terrain for when the snow isn't quite in condition. Regardless of the skiing, it is an incredible place to visit.

The upper Waiau

The thing about packrafting is, that the whole experience is greater than the sum of the two parts. Join Dan Clearwater as he traverses the Opera Range and paddles the Waiau River.

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