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Monthly Archives: April 2011
The doctor gets tough
If only my shin was as gorgeous as the Pudding Hill morning… instead I knew it needed rest so an SOS to Claire in Ashburton soon had me gorging myself on home baking and teaching Jonathon (Scout) and Jack (Cub) … Continue reading
Posted in Health Tagged adventure, physio, Te Araroa 4 Comments
Why I love my sponsors
I’ve been asked several times along my journey whether I managed to secure any sponsorship. Whilst I was unable to find a “here’s a tonne of cash” benefactor (and hence very appreciative of everyone who has pre-bought my book to … Continue reading
Posted in Sponsors Tagged adventure, Te Araroa, walking 4 Comments
Crossed the Rakaia without getting wet!
After a hectic afternoon in Arthur’s Pass setting up an Indiegogo campaign to (fingers crossed!) garner some further donations to fill the I-need-to-eat-more fund, I beetled my way past Klondyke Corner to Bealey, arriving at the ever-so-cute Bealey Hut in … Continue reading
Posted in Te Araroa Tagged adventure, Te Araroa, weather 4 Comments
Arthurs Pass? Done!
I’m pleased to report there was no snow on top of Harper Pass, unlike Waiau Pass. Instead I enjoyed stunning sunshine as I walked up the valley to reach the top, and then down along the Taramakau River. The forecast … Continue reading
Posted in Te Araroa 2 Comments
Crampons and ice-axe, anyone?
So much has happened since I last was able to post an update… here are the highlights: Got a ride to Christchurch with Nicky from Blenheim. Attended the Queen’s Scout Award presentation with the Governor General and a dozen very … Continue reading
Posted in Te Araroa Tagged adventure, Te Araroa, weather 6 Comments