July 2016

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Table of Contents, July 2016

34 The sound of music
The debut of the ‘cacophonometer’ could change how bird and pest populations are monitored

36 Smashing stereotypes
Outdoors-women still deal with gender discrimination in their wilderness pursuits

42 Then along came a helicopter
Noisy helicopters are irking trampers who just want to get away from it all

48 The alpine club: 125 years in the making
A look at how the New Zealand Alpine Club has evolved over the past century

66 The perfect week in Whanganui National Park
Tramp, bike, or float your way through this North Island playground


16 Igloo with a view
Chancellor Dome, Westland Tai Poutini National Park

18 Hidden gems of the long pathway
A sampler of Te Araroa Trail’s lesser-known treasures

22 See more…
Red beech


3 Editorial

4 Pigeon post
Letters to the editor

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

6 Walkshorts
News from the wild

8 Wilderness word
Enter our crossword competition to win great prizes

10 Beacon and sausages
Don Stevens avoided a long, painful night in the bush thanks to new satellites that picked up his beacon signal in record time

12 Bird spotting
Kea, an attractive thief

14 Photo school
Get up close and personal with your macro shots

24 The young and the restless
A look at the intrepid tramping club from Rathkeale College

26 Off the beaten track
Bush-bashing along the wild coast north of Milford Sound

32 Wild comment
Should DOC approve a longer biking season on the Heaphy Track Great Walk?

33 Wild families
Tricks for motivating your little ones to get out and amongst it

80 Hotshot
Perched upon the crisp slopes of Mt Ngauruhoe

The Manual
Trips, skills, health, gear

54 Mt Guinevere Tarn, Arthur’s Pass National Park
56 Lake Waikaremoana Great Walk, Te Urewera
58 Mt Brown Hut, West Coast
59 Olivine Wilderness Area, Mt Aspiring National Park

64 Skills, food and exercise
5 new ways to use your headlamp
How to read a weather map
Boat pose
Mini carrot cake muffins

71 Buyer’s guide
The season’s best head torches and socks