December 2016

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Table of contents, December 2016


24 A perfect week in Aoraki/Mt Cook NP
Visit one of our most dramatic national parks, with endless mountain peaks, glaciers and mind-boggling views

30 Christmas gift guide
Because we’re all hoping Santa remembers that we like tramping

42 Your first cycle trail
A how-to guide if you want to trade your tramping boots for a pair of wheels

48 Secrets of survivors
If disaster strikes, these tips could save your life

54 The business of the outdoors
Three young companies take on the outdoor industry

60 Death from above
The inside story of an aerial 1080 drop

66 Bushcraft 101
Taking tramping back to basics, we learn what happens on a two-day bushcraft course


20 Huxley Forks Hut
Ruataniwha Conservation Park

22 See more
Mountain daisies


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

14 Wild people
Introducing eight trampers who plan to walk the Te Araroa Trail in coming months

16 Bird spotting
The patient and picturesque kingfisher

18 Photo school
How to take jaw-dropping lake shots

34 Off the beaten track
Can a visit to Lake Unknown be tacked on to the classic Five Passes trip?

40 Wild families
How to raise adventurous girls

96 Hotshot
A refreshing descent

The Manual

Wild trips
Hurunui No.3 Hut via Mackenzie Hut, Lake Sumner Forest Park
74 Pinnacles Track, Putangirua Pinnacles Scenic Reserve
76 St Arnaud Range Track, Nelson Lakes National Park
77 Whananaki Walkway, Whananaki South

78 Walking Weekends
The walks and views of Coromandel Town

81 Gear News
News from the outdoors

82 Wild Review
Three season tents

84 Wild books
The latest outdoor books

86 Skills, food and exercise
Nutrition skills in the hills
Twisted lunge pose for leg strengthening and back flexibility
Energy Fix: walnut truffles

88 Wild Cuisine
Ravioli with blue cheese and mushrooms

Wild buyer’s guide
Tramping pants, shorts and tees

91 Knives and multitools

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