Pigeon Post, January 2011

Pigeon Post

Letter of the month Age no barrier to Alps crossing I loved your article on ’10 Ways across the Alps’ (Wilderness, November 2010). Two years ago, two of us in our...

Mountain window on Travers Peak

Places

Travers Peak, Lewis Pass Just below the summit of the Lewis Pass Highway at Deer Valley, where the road begins to climb steeply through the remarkably beautiful red beech forests...

As good as the Milford

Walkshorts

Trampers walking the Greenstone/Caples circuit near Otago’s Lake Wakatipu can look forward to a quicker and easier walk as difficult sections are upgraded over the next three years. In February...

Vegan Curry

Wild Cuisine

The temperatures are up; the snow has melted off the passes and the sandflies are back – with a vengeance. It can mean only one thing: tramping season! Yes it’s...

Born free?

Big picture

This is one of fifty shore plovers – 20 per cent of the world population – spotted on a beach near Plimmerton. There are less than 250 of these birds...

Walkshorts, March 2012

Walkshorts

Domex sleeping bags under new ownership Iconic New Zealand sleeping bag brand Domex is under new ownership and set for a big push around the country after being purchased by...

An attractive and remote track

Wild Trips

Moki-Rerekapa Loop, Moki Conservation Areas The Forgotten World highway snakes its way from Taumaranui to Stratford through the Tangarakau Gorge. This is backblocks New Zealand, and the perfect place to...

Wilderness Word, April 2012

Crossword

Across Large crater formed by collapse of mouth of volcano after major eruption (7) NZ _____ – coniferous tree also called kaikawaka (5) Stretch of water to be negotiated during...

How to do a kick turn

Features, Wild winter

A kick turn is an invaluable skill used to change direction to get out of awkward situations, usually on steeper slopes, when simply skiing away is not the safest option....

Pigeon Post, May 2012

Pigeon Post

Letter of the month Theme park madness I would like to congratulate Mark Banham on writing such a fabulous article about the new Fiordland theme park (Out There, April 2012)....

Pigeon Post, October 2012

Pigeon Post

Letter of the month Family delight I enjoyed Jo Stilwell’s articles on family tramping in the August 2012 issue. I met Jo and David and their girls in Nelson Lakes...