Tag: climb

Bear-Prints and Big-Walls: Yosemite National Park, USA

Fraser and I marvelled at the three thousand foot drop to the Yosemite Valley floor. We had battled through eight hours of sun and snow to be here, and it was worth every minute. We stood shoulder-to-shoulder staring at the most famous rock climbing… Continue Reading “Bear-Prints and Big-Walls: Yosemite National Park, USA”

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 –… Continue Reading “Ruapehu, Summit New Zealand’s highest volcano – Crater Lake DIY Adventure Guide”

Edge of the World: Grand Canyon National Park, USA

The trail opened with a breathtaking view of the canyon. We stood on the edge of the world and gaped down. It was the stuff of magic, forged by the forces of earth and sky. Astounding from every angle, the layers of rock tell… Continue Reading “Edge of the World: Grand Canyon National Park, USA”

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… Continue Reading “Mt Arthur – Summer Summit DIY Adventure Guide”