Date: 12-15 December 2019.
Trip type: Medium-Fit Tramp.
Location: Two Thumb Range.
Trampers: Aimee (Leader), Tony G (Co-leader), Megan B, David M, Michael P, Emily S.
As is a common occurrence, this trip started life as three days of perfect weather camping in the basin below the Dasler Pinnacles and attempting to climb one of the Pinnacles. Of course, the weather made us consider a few alternatives as there had been some significant rain during the week previous, which meant we … Read more
Date: 29 Aug - 1 Sep 2019.
Trip type: Alp1.
Location: Crooked Spur Hut, Two Thumbs Range.
Trampers: Byron and Tiffany.
DATE: 29 August to 1 September 2019 TRIP: ALP1 LOCATION: Crooked Spur hut, Two Thumbs Range AUTHOR: Byron TRAMPERS: Byron and Tiffany “A bit overweight, but that’s alright,” said the Air NZ staffer, as they attached a “heavy” label to my bag. “Excellent,” I thought to myself. “I look forward to putting that on my … Read more
Date: April 2016 and Oct 2016.
Trip type: A bike packing traverse.
Author: Jenny Cossey.
Trampers: Jenny Cossey.
The Ashburton Lakes landscape is noted for its relatively unmodified, huge, harsh and vast inter-montane wetland system of wide open valleys, twelve lakes, and braided rivers. An area surrounded by tussock lands and bordered to the west by the Southern Alps it was never a place of interest to me, except as a place to … Read more