Category Archives: Camping

Cragging in Wanaka

Retracing our steps through the beautiful roads of Fiordland took us back to the free campground at Queens Reach. After a night here we continued up to Queenstown, with the intentions of tackling ‘Ravages of Time’ at Chinamans Bluff. Em … Continue reading

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Attacking the Labyrinth and Gertrude Saddle

Having had a bit of rest and recuperation in the hut, we’d been convinced to set our sights on Labyrinth – a 6 pitch 23 on the North face of Barrier Knob. We were well briefed on the walk so … Continue reading

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Troublesome times and Chasm climbing

While climbing in the Darrans, base camp is generally at the Homer Hut. Life at the hut is great. As a NZAC member it is either $15 a night to stay in the hut, or $10 a night to camp … Continue reading

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Relaxing in the Catlins

Apologies for the lack of progress – we have been adventuring through the technological void that is Milford Sound.  We survived the Darrans, but for now let me explain how we got there… From Dunedin, it was down around the … Continue reading

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Long Beach and Lovers Leap

After a miserable week the sun finally decided to think about coming out, so it was time to get climbing again. We ventured out for a few days at Dunedin’s most popular crag Long Beach before checking out Lovers Leap … Continue reading

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Moeraki Boulders and Drenched Dunedin

After such an epic adventure at Twin Stream and a much needed feed of fish and chips at Twizel it was time to head down to student central – Dunedin. We headed down via the breath-taking Moeraki Boulders, which are … Continue reading

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Twin Stream: the Bad and the Ugly

In case you haven’t read Twin Stream: The Good, I just want to mention that this was a totally awesome trip, and I have no regrets. Despite this there were a few setbacks, certainly enough to warrant this entry and … Continue reading

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Twin Stream: The Good

Finally, we found an opportunity to make our way into Twin Stream. We decided to interpret the weather forecast as nobody else would, and worked out if we head in on Tuesday, we can sit out the bad weather Thursday … Continue reading

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Mount Cook – Ball Hut Tramp

Our main reason for coming to Mount Cook Village is to spend a week or so climbing at Twin Streams, on the road between Mount Cook and Twizel. Extensive studying of the weather at the Mount Cook DOC center revealed … Continue reading

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Blending with Boulderers and Sebastopol Carnage

Em and I are certainly not the breed for bouldering. Being staunch trad climbers who climb sport when there’s no gear around, bouldering doesn’t have much appeal to either of us. As we travelled along the Forgotten World highway from … Continue reading

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