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Roys Peak / Hiking to Roys Peak
« on: January 08, 2020, 12:09:49 PM »
Having never been to Queenstown before we booked a family trip there and took some friends too.  On my bucket list was to climb Roys Peak which I did with my buddy Chris.  I was just starting out with my outdoorsman dave YouTube channel in those days but please see the recording @

Ben Lomond / Hiking to Ben Lomond summit
« on: January 08, 2020, 11:54:15 AM »
Having just come off the Routeburn the day before and looking for some more hiking local to Queenstown, my buddy Chris and I bagged Ben Lomond on a very clagged low visibility day.  A great little hike all the same which was recorded and posted to my YouTube channel @

Key Summit / Hiking to Key summit with Outdoorsman Dave
« on: January 08, 2020, 11:50:01 AM »
Having spent the night prior @ McKellar Hut I met up with my friends at Howden Hut for the start of our Routeburn adventure together the following day.  To explore a bit more we hiked back 15minutes to the Key Summit intersection for a look at what views there were on Key Summit.   Not many good views sadly but a nice afternoon walk with friends.

To my Routeburn and other adventures please go to my YouTube channel at

Ben Lomond / Hiking Ben Lomond with Outdoorsman Dave
« on: January 08, 2020, 11:38:14 AM »
See my Youtube video of the Ben Lomond hike at

Sadly clagged visibility on this day but a most enjoyable 5.5 hour return trip from the bottom of mountain and back.

Robert, Mt / Mt Robert
« on: February 28, 2018, 07:05:26 AM »
This might be the start of bagging South Island peaks now that all North Island ones are completed.  Along with two mates we took 8 days to tramp the Travers - Sabine circuit.  Today was a big day from Sabine Hut up Mt Cedric, past Mt Angelus (unwise to attempt with a huge blister) along Roberts Ridge to Paddy's track, side trip to bag Mt Robert then double back to stay the night at Bushline Hut.

Hirakimata / Mt Hirakimata - Mt Hobson
« on: February 28, 2018, 06:59:49 AM »
Took three mates on the ferry to tramp the Aotea circuit.  Mt Hobson is the last of the North Island peaks, the Island access being the reason this and Kapiti Island were my two last peaks to complete.  Had a wonderful time, climbing Mt Heale and staying at this amazing hut.  Should money, time and fitness allow I guess its onto the South Island next.

Robert, Mt / Mt Robert
« on: February 28, 2018, 06:19:58 AM »
A big day today walking from Sabine Hut up Mt Cedric, sadly past Mt Anglus (not wise due to a huge painful blister) then along Roberts Ridge to Paddys track intersection with a quick side trip to Mt Robert then doubled back to stay the night at Bushline Hut.

Urchin / Urchin
« on: April 08, 2017, 03:13:28 PM »
Trip report update bagged 24th July 2011 as part of the circuit with its neighbor.  I have done it once again getting to the hut.

Tuteremoana (Kapiti Is.) / Tuteremoana on Kapiti Island
« on: April 08, 2017, 03:10:05 PM »
Trip report update bagged 26th April 2016 with Graham.  There were only two peaks to be bagged when I finished up in 2013 and that was Tuteremoana on Kapiti Island which took me three years to get to leaving Mt Hobson on Great Barrier Island which I complete last week 1st April 2017.  Completed North Island but a pity that the Peak Bagging site is screwed up as it is only counted trip reports written and not once only a peaked bagged. 

Otanewainuku / Otanewainuku
« on: April 08, 2017, 02:56:42 PM »
Trip report update bagged 11th June 2011

Kapakapanui / Kapakapanui
« on: April 08, 2017, 02:55:00 PM »
Trip report update bagged 3rd January on my own.

Maungatautari / Maungatautari
« on: April 08, 2017, 02:27:58 PM »
Trip report update bagged 26th April 2004 and twice since.  Went to a secret waterfall on the South side.

Tongariro, Mt / Tongariro
« on: April 08, 2017, 02:23:39 PM »
Trip report update bagged 24th December 2003 and several times since, stayed a night on the north crater below it recently

Te Aroha / Te Aroha
« on: April 08, 2017, 02:21:55 PM »
Trip report update bagged 6th June 2010 with John and several times since.

Taranaki, Mt / Taranaki
« on: April 08, 2017, 02:20:56 PM »
Trip report update bagged 12th March 2004 and never done it again since, well overdue.

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