April 2019

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Table of contents, April 2019

18  Wilderness 2019 photo competition
The winning images from this year’s photography competition

36 Off the beaten track
Combatting The Gladiator in Westland/Tai Poutini National Park

46 Gear that has stood the test of time
Eight iconic pieces of outdoor gear and the stories behind them

52 Secrets of the guides
Outdoor guides share their secrets for a successful trip

58 The long road to Milford Sound
The colourful history of New Zealand’s most famous walk

62 Inland solitude
The Inland Track, Abel Tasman National Park


24  Out in the Styx
Styx River, West Coast

26  A hut for all seasons
Waihaha Hut, Pureora Forest Park

26 See more
Four hellish places named Devil

30 Above the cloud in the Craigieburns
Mt Cloudsley to Mt Enys traverse, Castle Hill Conservation Area

32 Island paradise of the north
Urupukapuka Island, Bay of Islands

34 Earn the burn
Glacier Burn Track, Humboldts Conservation Area

35 Huts with character
Dianes Hut, Ruahine Forest Park

42 Mountain biking
A rugged ride on Wellington’s Wild Coast Track


66 Wild cuisine: Whitebean and rosemary dip
67 Measuring distance on your map
68 The flight or fight response in tramping
68 Bird spotting: Redpoll


72 Women’s footwear review
Three hiking shoes and boots for women

73 First look review
Craghoppers Nosilife Adventure Shirt

74 Day pack review
Lowe Alpine’s Aeon 35 and Macpac’s Fiord 28

75 First Look review
Therm-A-Rest’s NeoAir UberLite

76 What’s in my pack?
Hillary Outdoors instructor Kayla Stuart

Gear guides

77 Mother’s Day gift guide
78 2019’s best fleeces and soft shells


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

12 Wilderness word
Enter our crossword competition to win great prizes

12 Trail life
Cartoons from the track

14 Wild people
The view from a paraglider high above the Alps is pretty special according to Nick Neynens

16 Wild conservation
Finding tuatara in Northland

82 Track chat
Mountaineer Adrian Hayes was the last person to see Kiwis Marty and Denali Schmidt alive on K2

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