June 2019

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June 2019

20 Growing pains
A volunteer hut warden finds herself in a unique position to hear about the growing pains of the Te Araroa Trail

44 Ice, ice, baby
What happens when a first-time ice climber straps on a pair of crampons and ice axes

50 Walking on sunshine
A snowshoe exploration of the Pisa Range proves these simple tools are the key to unlocking the backcountry in winter

58 Hypothermia: The silent menace
Knowing the enemy can be the difference between life and death in the backcountry

64 Nature’s antidote
Therapists are taking note of the mental health benefits of spending time outdoors


24 On top of the Tararuas
Girdlestone, Tararua Forest Park

26 Sheer silence
Godley Glacier Lake, Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park

28 Buzzing at winter on Mt Bee
Cromel Branch Hut via Mt Bee Bunkrooms, Eyre Mountains

30 Eye on the ball
Ball Hut, Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park

31 Toasting marshmallows on a cold night
Rerekapa Hut, Taranaki

32 West Auckland gold
Goldie Bush Walkway, Waitakere Ranges Regional Park

34 Off the beaten track
A winter traverse through the Kaweka Range

38 Mountain biking
How to ride the all-season Timber Trail, near Ruapehu


58 Wild cuisine: Savoury chickpea pancakes
59 Photographing a stylish silhouette
60 How to combine map and compass
61 Bird spotting: Banded rail
62 Driving lightly in the backcountry


54 Winter tramping gear

55 2019’s insulated jackets

75 What’s in my pack?
Mountain guide and NZ Mountain Film and Book Festival organiser Mark Sedon

76 Wild review

76 Cold-weather sleeping bags
78 Sleeping mats


4 Editorial

6 Pigeon post
Letters to the editor

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

News from the wild

12 Wilderness word
Enter our crossword competition to win great prizes

12 Trail life
Cartoons from the track

16 Wild people
Chris Riley’s island of Eden

18 Wild people
Uncovering the life story of the man who gave his name to the Moir’s guidebooks

82 Track chat
Astronomer Ian Griffin on the transit of Mercury

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