2014 Mountain Film Festivals

Banff Mountain Film Festival Visits Wellington One of the most well-know international film festivals of outdoor adventure sports is on it’s way to Wellington. Banff festival originates from Canada but features films from around the world. Every year, a select number of films tour internationally. The Banff Mountain Film festival will be showing two different … Read more

The Southern Brevet (Part 1 – Tekapo to Queenstown)

The Southern Brevet; 1,100km of stunning Central Otago MTB riding, on tarmac, gravel roads, 4WD tracks and all sorts.  There’s a set route and a few guidelines but the rest is up to you; carry what you will, stay where you like and take your time (within 8 days).  The idea is somewhat intimidating (it’s … Read more

Hanging out in the Hopkins wishing I had a helicopter…

Easter/Anzac weather featured a cyclone, extensive flooding, high winds and bad Kiwi driving so I was more relieved than surprised when our Thursday night ferry was cancelled. We rebooked for Easter Saturday and enjoyed a warm, sunny Good Friday in Wellington prior to heading south. With our trip shortened by a couple of days and … Read more

Mid Goulter (very steep)

“Hmm, maybe my hatchback wouldn’t make it here after all,” I finally admitted, at about a quarter to midnight.  Whilst it’s a ‘gravel road’ on the map, the road to Lake Chalice is a lot more like a goat track than a road.  It’s narrow, steep, winding and rough.  For once I was grateful to … Read more