Mt Aspiring living

Christmas and New Year at Aspiring Hut


It’s turning out to be a delight as to how I may feel walking in to begin my 15 day stints as hut warden at Aspiring Hut, and then finding that the mood of the weather has as much to do with it as anything. It really dictates the whole “energy” internally and externally, with…

Stepping back in time at Aspiring Hut


Following on from my last post awhile back about my summer job looking after Aspiring Hut up the West Matukituki Valley this evening I find myself writing this up on site as the rain falls steadily to the tune of seriously flooded mountain rivers, my laptop being charged via solar, and my only immediate contact…

My new summer job in Mt Aspiring National Park

Mt Aspiring

It’s all been a bit serendipitous how after lightening my journey of baggage and possessions, how I was “ready” [for what some asked, and I had no answer], that I now find myself being the new summer warden of the iconic Aspiring Hut . It’s in the West Matukituki Valley, Mt Aspiring National Park, near…