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  • My First Blog Post

    August 20, 2019 by

    Be yourself; Everyone else is already taken. — Oscar Wilde. This is the first post on my new blog. I’m just getting this new blog going, so stay tuned for more. Subscribe below to get notified when I post new updates.

  • Day 8 part 2 : Lake Ohau to Twizel

    January 12, 2020 by

    This is it – the end of the trip (for now anyway). One last push to Twizel. It felt a bit odd to be in a whole room to myself, in an actual bed, with my own bathroom. To be honest I got a bit hut-homesick and pulled out my sleeping bag to snuggle! Dinner… Read more

  • Day 7 part 2 : Top Timaru to East Ahuriri hut

    January 12, 2020 by

    Well this was it – the day of doom. The Big One. Martha’s Saddle (1700m), the crossing of the mighty Ahuriri and a 31k day ending either at a derelict hut or a bivvy bag in the bush. Gulp! Actually it was all a bit of an anticlimax. The saddle, although hard work, was all… Read more

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