Tag: Mountaineering

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…

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…

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 –…