August 2017

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Table of contents, August 2017

22 Wild education
Schools and polytechnics offer practical, hands-on tuition to prepare students for outdoor careers

26 Bikepacking 101
A full guide to planning your first multi-day bike trip

32 Into the Forgotten
Trekking into the Olivine Wilderness Area is a journey for the cautious and strong-willed

38 Rolling on Rolleston
Two climbers tick one off the bucket list: Mt Rolleston

44 My land, my castle
Landowners are increasingly shutting people out from tramping and climbing opportunities

52 Father’s Day Gift Guide
Outdoor gifts that will make you want to pull out the map


16 Call of the Kaka
Mt Ruapehu Crater Lake, Tongariro National Park

18 A hut seldom visited in winter
Royal Hut, Te Kahui Kaupeka Conservation Park


2 Editorial


4 Pigeon post
Letters to the editor

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

8 Walkshorts
News from the wild

10 Wilderness word
Enter our crossword competition to win great prizes

12 Photo school
Capture the Milky Way with these tips

20 Wild families
Why you shouldn’t be dissuaded from winter tramping with the kids

50 Subscribe
Choose a subscription for exclusive membership benefits

72 Hotshot
Into the silent white

The manual

Wild trips

56 Pinnacles Hut, Hakatere Conservation Park
58 Omanawanui Loop, Waitakere Ranges Regional Park, Auckland
59 Kahurangi Keepers House Hut, Kahurangi National Park
60  Deliverance Cove Track, Wairarapa

66 Wild reviews
Seven multi-day packs tested

69 Wild cuisine
Two high energy snacks: Crumble-free Afghans, and salty caramel chickpeas and nuts

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