Adventure

Lightweight ski touring dilemma solved

It was back in the late 60’s I started skiing, and at a club field complete with rope tow, walk in/up to the snow, dig the rope out after storms and crank up the tractor. We’d often ski so late we’d walk down in the dark to the accommodation hut. That’s when my love affair…

Snow Farm ski tour by full moon

As many of you know, my main primary interest in the Central Otago winter is cross country skiing, and I’m fortunate enough to have the managements blessing at the Snow Farm ski area to be a nocturnal wanderer. It does avoid sun burn, and oh goodness too many trips in our Southern Alps years ago…

Letter to Margie RIP

Dear Margie I’m not sure how you did it, but I sensed a great peacefulness the times we had coffee together recently. Not that we’d ever known turmoil before making sure we connected before you had to go. I’d hoped initially it might have been indicative that you were winning your 2nd fight to beat…

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…