Category Archives: Te Araroa

The book is complete!

If you are given the choice between walking for 2,300km or writing a book, make sure you go for a walk! Writing books is much more difficult… That said, I’ve done it! A couple of months ago I took delivery … Continue reading

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I miss the Trail

Wake. Toilet. Eat. Pack. Walk. For 88 days this was my morning routine. Simple, huh? Sure there were other things to think about, like the weather and the route and my aching body and my gear and the cashflow and … Continue reading

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Adventure on hold

The decision has been made – I’m hanging up my walking shoes. It’s been a fascinating (which is a euphemism for: emotional, crappy, euphoric, tumultuous, frustrating) process of recuperation. Being on the sidelines waiting for my shin to recover has … Continue reading

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Pictures that make me smile

Our planet is bursting with beautiful, memorable sights…

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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

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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

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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

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