August 2018

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Table of contents, August 2018

36 The best family tramp
The Tararua trip with something for every generation

53 Wild education
How to prepare for a career in the outdoors

56 Paddling timeless waters
Canoeing the Whanganui River after it has been granted personhood

62 Where the adventure begins
Discover what life is like in Glenorchy, the gateway to tramping paradise

Waypoints and trips

18 A winter weekend in Mt Aspiring
French Ridge Hut, Mt Aspiring National Park

20 A bunk in the beech forest
Kiwi Saddle Hut, Kaweka Forest Park

22 See more
Five places to see the mighty totara

24 Craters in the snow
Rotopaunga via North Crater, Tongariro National Park

28 Pick of the peaks
Isthmus Peak Track, Matataiho Conservation Area

30 Wilkies Pools wanderings
Wilkies Pools, Egmont National Park

31 A sunrise climb
Coal Hill Track, Mt Peel Conservation Area

32 Classic track
The Moss Pass route takes in some of the best the Nelson Lakes has to offer


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

16 White-out in Greenland
Kiwi Hollie Woodhouse retraces the footsteps of a pioneering Greenland explorer

74 Track chat
World-renowned climber Conrad Anker on 30 years at the rockface


42 Photo school: Composing better photos

43 How to fall over

44 Fire-lighting

45 Wild cuisine: Sun-dried tomato pesto pasta

46 Bird spotting: Spur-winged plover


47 What’s in my pack
Mountain guide Tim Steward shares his winter day-trip kit list

48 Fathers Day gift guide
Outdoor gifts for outdoor dads

50 Wild review
Snuggle up with one of these down insulated jackets 

52 First look review
Marmot’s lightweight Knife Edge jacket 

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