The Packrafting Association of NZ is running its annual meetup in Hanmer Springs this January. Come and meet other packrafters, join workshops on safety, skills and techniques, hear presentations about packrafting and demo some new boats! Plus there's plenty to do for anyone in the family who doesn't packraft; hot pools, mountain biking, tramping, fishing..... [...]
PRANZ will be hosting the 2018 meetup in Te Anau this march. There will be workshops and river trips through the weekend, and hopefully lots of un-official trips with new friends in the week afterwards. All the information about the meetup is on the PRANZ website.
Not just for adventure racers or soliders any more; packrafters beware! Timothy Hargrave gives us the low down on rotting feet in Fiordland.
A remote West Coast river, packrafting, rain, a lack of information about paddling descents; for Chris Abel, it was hard to think of more exciting ingredients for an adventure.
The seed was planted for this trip a couple of years ago, when my sister and I were was told that there was a glacier in the Olivine Ranges named after our late grandfather, John Findlay.