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Table of Contents, June 2016
Features

28 Remembering Rolleston
A look back at the tragedy on Mt Rolleston that claimed the lives of five young mountaineers 50 years ago

30 Amphibious exploration
How a packraft can transform your tramping life

36 A nettle a day…
Uncovering the secret benefits of the the deadly ongaonga nettle

41 Embracing winter
41 7 tramps that are even better when the snow flies
44 7 huts trips that make you happy you dug out the snowshoes
48 Essential gear for above the snowline
50 Snow tools: axes and crampons

54 Gear of the Year
The best field-tested gear

59 Outdoor Awards 2016
The public has decided the best stores, brands and who their outdoor heroes are

68 The perfect week in Mt Aspiring National Park
Jaw-dropping trip ideas in one of New Zealand’s most picturesque parks

Waypoints

18 Clear night, clear mind
Mt Bealey, Arthur’s Pass National Park

20 Lazy days at Wye Creek
Wye Creek Basin, The Remarkables Conservation Area, Queenstown

22 See more
Watershed peaks

Regulars

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

13 Wild people
Kelly Purdie is walking 4500km to teach people about Juvenile Parkinson’s Disease

14 Bird spotting
The white heron

16 Photo school
How to capture those majestic mountain vistas

24 Sounds from the Trail
A peek at our newly launched podcast series

26 Wild comment
Why DOC’s bums on bunks approach to hut funding is flawed

80 Hotshot
Shining a light on Pollux

The Manual
Trips, skills, health, gear

WILD TRIPS
62 Fenella Hut, Kahurangi National Park
64 Big Ben, Torlesse Korowai Tussockland Park
65  Roaring Stag Hut, Tararua Forest Park
66 Waterfall Hut via Hinerua Hut, Ruahine Forest Park


61 Skills, food and exercise
How to patch up your down jacket
Get wise to avalanche risks
Seated twist pose
Allergy-free banana oat bites

73 Buyer’s guide
This season’s best insulated jackets