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.
Nearly 10 years ago, FMC did a 'focus on clubs' in the Bulletin; we got back in touch with Kelvin Shaw of the Napier Tramping Club to see what initiatives those FMC articles inspired have worked, and which haven't.
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.