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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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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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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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Mt Somers – the climbing begins

Following our unsuccessful trip to Redcliffs, our next port of call was Mount Somers, near Methven in the Cantebury region. This semi-apline crag boasts lines over 100m and a mix of sport and trad climbing. The South Island Rock guide … Continue reading

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