April 2016

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Table of Contents, April 2016

14 Wilderness Outdoor Awards 2016
The nominations are in for this year’s outstanding people, huts, brands and retailers

 36 Wilderness Photo Competition 2016
This year’s winners are revealed

44 Overcrowding in Milford Sound
What happens when the Great Walks become too popular for their own good

50 A slice of life in Arthur’s Pass
What’s it like to live in one of New Zealand’s smallest mountain communities?

56 Giving back to the outdoors
A look at the impact of bequests on the outdoor community


24 Worth the challenge
Sefton Bivouac, Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park

26 Escape to an alpine amphitheatre
Adelaide Tarn Hut, Kahurangi National Park

28 See more
Memorial Mountains


4 Editorial

6 Pigeon post
Letters to the editor

8 Last weekend
What did you get up to last weekend?

10 Walkshorts
News from the wild

13 Wilderness word
Enter our crossword competition to win great prizes

18 Wild people
Patience is golden, as learned from Walking Access Commission’s Mark Neeson

20 Wild birds
The morepork

22 Photo school
How to perfect your silky waterfall shot

30 Off the beaten track
A look at a safer alternative to the Gunsight Pass trip in the South Temple Valley

34 Wild comment
Has hut etiquette gone out the window?

34 Wild comment
What’s the use of wilderness?

88 Hotshot
A glimpse of glaciers at the head of Zora Creek

The Manual
Trips, skills, health, gear

64 Hinapouri Tarn via 3rd Basin, Nelson Lakes National Park
66 Danahars Track Circuit, Tongariro Forest Conservation Area
67 Mt Matthews, Rimutaka Forest Park
68 Mt Peel, Peel Forest Park

69 Wild Range
The Kepler Mountains, Fiordland National Park

Walking weekends
72 A weekend in the lush Bay of Islands
74 Astounding views in Kaikoura

76 Skills and cuisine
How to light a fire with your specs
Make-shift snow goggles if you’re caught out in the snow
Ripe poroporo berries for your tramping snacks
Intense side stretch for your hips, buttocks, and hamstrings
Recipe: Sunflower and chia seed squares
How to pack for your first overnighter

79 First look review
Camelbak Forge insulated mug and The North Face Binary jacket

80 Wild review
Six hiking pants critiqued

81 Gear news
The latest in outdoor gear trends and innovation

83 Buyer’s guide
The latest softshells, fleece jackets and base layers