January 2015

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Table of contents, January 2015

34 Yoga for trampers
Great stretches every tramper can benefit from

38 Action packed navigation
Rogaining challenges your fitness, teamwork, map reading and sense of adventure

44 Can a tramper climb Mt Cook?
What it takes for your average tramper to propel themselves to the top

50 Pen to paper
Why there’s still a place for a hand-written diary in this digital age

54 Living the high life
Classic Marlborough high country all to yourself


19 Urban getaway
Mt Pleasant, Port Hills, Christchurch

20 Vibrant view
Liverpool Hut, Mt Aspiring National Park

24 See more
Second World War defence sites


4 Editorial

6 Pigeon post
Letters to the editor

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

10 Walkshorts
News and events

14 Five reasons to get outside this month

14 Wilderness Word

 15 Gear News
The latest in gear tech and innovation

16 Wild people
Following their friend’s death on Mt Aspiring, two climbers retrace his steps to find out what went wrong

18 Wild People
Scholarship winners Sylvie Admore and Helen Liley want to see more women taking charge of the big trips

24 Wild families
Kids share what they like most, and least, about tramping

26 Wild comment
DOC axes row boat hire on Lake Waikareiti, ending a 64-year-old tradition

28 Off the Beaten Track
Breakfast with dolphins, kiwi encounters and plenty of mud – Rakiura’s North-West Circuit is a must-do

86 Out there
Predicting mountain forecasts is trickier than you think

88 Hotshot
Clear at last on Mt Titiroa

The Manual
Trips, skills, health, gear

62 Te Paki Coastal Track, Northland
64 Great Taste Trail, Tasman
66 Mt Charon, Hanmer Forest Park
67 Freehold Creek, Ohau Conservation Area
68 Pararaha Stream, Waitakere Ranges Regional Park

69 Wild Range
Blue Range, Tararua Forest Park

72 Skills
5 ways to beat the mozzies this summer
The mamaku fern is edible and a cure for infections

73 Wild read
Wilderness books

74 Wild food
Save money by making your own healthy energy bars

75 Wild cuisine
Whitebait spring rolls with mayonnaise

76 Buyers guide
A guide to buying essential outdoor kit
76 Water filters and purifiers
78 Backcountry stoves and accessories
81 Walking poles