Category Archives: Tramping

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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Milford Sound and Moirs Mate – The Darrans Begins

The Milford Sound area is a truly unique part of the country. From Te Anau we stocked up on supplies and headed off for 10 days to check out Milford Sound and climb in the Darrans. We spent our first … 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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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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