Wayne’s World

Sun – denied Fun – shwwing Food & drink – party on Penguins and shags – shwwwing Dolphins – denied What more can one add to describe one of Wayne and Jeanine’s infamous kayaking trips, this time to Ratimera Bay, Marlborough Sounds for Halloween 1998. The team was W & J, Lyndsay, Andrew, Glynne, Larry, … Read more

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Mt Aspiring National Park

A story on: Proper campsite placement; Heroics in the bush; How to get the best photo while being threatened with a massive avalanche thundering towards you; Advanced river-crossing techniques; Carrying a rope and associated climbing gear at the bottom of your pack for nine days; Why ****** boots are only suitable as unusual, although distinctive … Read more

The “No Snow” Alternative

In the winter of 1998, a snow-less Broken River ski trip was abandoned, leaving several holiday-hungry punters contemplating how they could best spend their ski trip refund. At one stage, eight of us were consulting guidebooks and maps and having trip meetings to discuss the myriad of alternatives. It wasn’t long before Andrew Sweet, Jon … Read more

Broken River Diary

From WTMC Journal 1995. Republished in the July 2013 Newsletter. Saturday 5 August Wet, cold morning in Wellington. Met team at airport, assembled impressive pile of luggage, flew to Christchurch with most of it. Wet and cold there too – skifields all closed, so no rush. Mike’s boots and Angela’s sleeping bag off to Queenstown, … Read more

Eastertime at Mt Angelus

T’was a bright and clear morning as the six members of the Easy trip set off around Lake Rotoiti on the start of their Easter trip.  Enthusiasm was high and the smell of Dimp strong.  After a solid and determined tramp for all of half an hour, we took our first rest stop where Michael, … Read more