Category: Fraser

Ice Axes, Norse Gods and Kombucha: Aussie Goldfields to Kiwi Alps in 24hrs.

Catapulted from West Australia’s outback to a snowy ridge on New Zealand’s Southern Alps, lightening exploding overhead, blizzard buffeting my face; staring off into the pitch black night, I thought to myself, perhaps I might have overdone this one… Let me rewind a day…

The Land of Frosty Giants & Frolicking Deer: Steele Creek, Mt Aspiring.

I struggled to find information for this route online. It was all vague and frankly a little mysterious. Initially I stumbled across the track while looking for somewhere that didn’t have an insane amount of avalanche danger, whilst still providing a decent view and…

Ruapehu, Summit New Zealand’s highest volcano – Crater Lake DIY Adventure Guide

The following describes our own route up to Ruapehu’s Crater lake, dome ridge summit. It is an unassisted route (requires no chairlifts) and allows for the current renovations to the Whakapapa ski-field, which at the time of trekking blocked the more common route –…

Mt Arthur – Summer Summit DIY Adventure Guide

A staggering adventure through alpine beech forest and limestone bluffs yielding panoramic vistas of a land before time Transport Clothing and footwear Food Water Maps & GPS Physical difficulty Technicality Nature and Science Transport The Mt Arthur Hut track is accessible via the Flora…

Tongariro Crossing + Ngauruhoe Summit, Summer DIY Adventure Guide

Disclaimer: Whilst ‘The Crossing’ is a highly popular track accessible and achievable for anyone with a moderate level of fitness, it is often exposed to conditions far outside of the the normal and in places, very lose, uneven ground. Additionally, being an alpine traverse,…