Taming of the shrew

Wild Comment

Carl Walrond looks at whether the Tararuas deserve their stormy reputation From the promontory that is Wellington, roads fork up the Kapiti Coast and over the Rimutaka Range to the...

Primal tramping

Wild Comment

Donning boots and packs is a primal urge I feel there is something innate in the appeal of walking along a track. Does knowing the best way through the land...

Just me, myself and die?

Wild Comment

  Just how much more risky is going solo? By Carl Walrond While researching my book on survival five years ago, I collated a database of all the tramping fatalities...

Honest country

Off the Beaten Track

A variant on Otago’s classic five passes tramp proves honest exercise for Carl Walrond The wind had changed. Drizzle drifted in. Park Pass Biv is sheltered from the north but...

Night at the Museum

Features

On a traverse of the Murchison Mountains, Carl Walrond discovers the story of a 1955 Canterbury Museum expedition in search of takahe and uranium Karl and I motored up South...