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Kaweka J / Kaweka J
« Last post by zappy on February 18, 2020, 03:06:28 AM »
Not very fit, a bit of a struggle up to the top, met some hunters on the way. Placed my stone on the WW11 memorial. Beautiful day views to Africa.
Humphries / Mt Humphries
« Last post by zappy on February 18, 2020, 03:01:09 AM »
Started from Kohi Saddle hot day & very dry. Track flat until the last grunt up Humphries. The return route is listed as 23.3 kms but is in fact 31 kms as I GPSsed it. Completed the track in 7.5 hours. Good views of Egmont and Ruapehu etc. Very remote location, saw no one on the track until i arrived back at Omaru hut where a group of ladies were doing the track through to the Whanganui River.
General Discussion / Any interest in all North island peaks?
« Last post by Spidey on February 13, 2020, 07:47:01 AM »
Hey guys im new in here. Over the next 6 months i will be making an attack of every single peak in the north island thats over 1500m in an endeavour for personal growth and to raise some funds for a local food bank nourished for nil and also Ignite Sports Trust for Kids, who help support 1000s of kids each year with sports, lifestyle, leadership amd mental health programs. Thats only the tip of the ice berg with them too.
im here asking if anyone is interested in joining me for some of the climbs? i enjoy travelling nz by myself and recently finished cycling tip to tip of the country, but its also nice to have some good company and share the experiences isnt it :) i would ask my friends but i think its selfish of me to ask, because most of them dont have the experience required to do what we do in as safe of a manner as required.
My next expedition is out across the Tongariro Crossing, hitting both Tongariro and Ngauruhoe, then up to Ruapehu, hitting each major peak up there. Ill likely be ascending up the eastern slope, not the conventional route up whakapapa, but up the Tukino side and between Whanagaehu and Mangatoetoenui glaciers. This will he in the middle of March and ill be doing the same route again in the middle of winter for those beautiful views.
Feel free to message me by email at, or by cell, 0225657370.
Happy climbing everyone and safe travels. Jamie
Baldy, Mt / Mt Baldy
« Last post by Chris FRENCH on February 05, 2020, 03:53:07 AM »
Bagged Mt Baldy on a beautiful day the recommended track by peak bagging has been closed by DOC but started at hot springs rd and up tuahu track east to four way junction then followed nth sth track to the te rereatukahia hut. had our lunch in and a rest in the hut and the followed the nth sth track for about 20 minutes to mt baldy and got wind blustered. Back down the same way all done 4hrs38mins at 19.24 kms. great walk with great views.
Roys Peak / Hiking to Roys Peak
« Last post by Outdoorsman Dave :Youtube 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
« Last post by Outdoorsman Dave :Youtube 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
« Last post by Outdoorsman Dave :Youtube 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
« Last post by Outdoorsman Dave :Youtube 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.
Bream Head / Wild Kiwi Trail Run
« Last post by andrewcavill on November 25, 2019, 03:54:24 PM »
I did this one as part of the Wild Kiwi Trail Run, a great event that includes multi-sport options, but I stuck with the running-only event that was challenging in it's own right. We started at Urquharts Bay and ran around the headland before climbing what felt like a million steps to Mt Lion. After running along the ridge for a while we climbed again, this time up to the highest point. Then we had a sharp descent to Ocean Beach, trying to watch our footing and take in the breathtaking views out over the water. We started returning via Ocean Beach Road, but them climbed again up the Peach Cove track and returned via Mt Lion and this time we got to go down all those steps. A fantastic part of the country - not to be missed.
Karioi / Mt Karioi Trail Run - Twice in one day!
« Last post by andrewcavill on November 25, 2019, 03:37:08 PM »
I did this one as part of the Mt Karioi Trail Run, where the main event involves climbing the mountain twice in one day. We started with the Wairake Track which took us across farmland before we entered the bush for a steep climb to the summit. It was so steep in places that it was more of a scamble than a running event at times. Then we descended via the Mt Karioi Track, before running to the northern flank and climbing again via a 3rd (private?) track and finally descending the Wairake Track and back to the start/finish line. As awesome race in an awesome location.
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