As four friends from the Wellington Tramping and Mountaineering Club we were very fortunate to be the first recipients of the Simon Bell Memorial Scholarship. Our planned trip was to go up the Roaring Lion River in the Tasman Wilderness Area to Lake Aorere, and along the Gouland Range to the Heaphy Track. The plan [...]
In an article first published in the 1993 Alpine Journal, Bob McKerrow recounts how a publican from the Red Lion Hotel ended up at the summit of Red Lion Peak.
I prefer a pikau to a pack, a tarp to a tent, and a simple one-piece stove to a pressurised blast furnace. Tiny alcohol burners fit this bill. They are easy to make and don't require expensive tools or project stock. A couple of soft-drink cans, a craft knife and some patience are all you need.
Journalist Jim Robinson has delved into the history of New Zealand Adventure Racing and comes up with a fascinating record and story.
Hammock camping offers a consistent sleeping platform, regardless of terrain and weather. If you have two strong mounting points, you're well on your way to life on a higher plane.