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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…

Wanaka Search and Rescue has been too busy…

Five call-outs in a couple of weeks! Too many accidents and deaths of a tragic nature for Wanaka Search and Rescue of late. I’ve been on standby, so bags packed I took quite an interest in what might be coming up! I don’t mind waiting, and understand the need – any operation is sophisticated and…