June 2021

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In the June 2021 issue…


14 Ahead of the pack
Aarn Tate developed cutting edge outdoor gear for some of the world’s top brands until he made his own revolutionary design

32 Through the Gunsight
A winter crossing of Gunsight Pass in Nelson Lakes National Park makes for a great consolation prize

40 Wake up somewhere different
Take your tramping to the next level and sleep in these weird and wonderful places

44 “I think you should turn around”
It can be difficult for experienced trampers to speak up when they encounter inexperience on the track, but is there an obligation to say something?

48 Mind the gap
A ski touring trip on the Tasman Glacier prompts a writer to dig into the archives to find hidden, icy secrets

Waypoints and Trips

19 See more… cascades
Four sublime and artistic backcountry cascades to visit

20 Dawn over the capital
Kaukau, Wellington

22 A landscape out of this world
Mt Titiroa, Fiordland National Park

24 Woolshed Hill, Arthur’s Pass National Park
An easily-accessible trip with sublime views

26 Foggy Peak, Korowai-Torlesse Tussocklands Park
With its extensive views of coast, plains and Alps, Foggy Peak is a magnet for day-trippers

27 Mount Guy, Hakatere Conservation Park
Incredible views are guaranteed from this summit

28 Manganui Gorge Track, Egmont National Park
An easy jaunt into the alpine environment of Taranaki Mounga

29 Matietie Historic Reserve Track, Waiheke Island
A loop track accessible by ferry from downtown Auckland

30 Whakapapaiti Hut via Bruce Road, Tongariro National Park
You don’t have to venture far to experience alpine scenery in Tongariro National Park

38 A trail that rocks
The Roaring Lion Trail near Queenstown offers fantastic grade-three riding and stunning views


58 Navigation: Map reading for beginners

59 An illustrated guide to sleeping warm

60 Fitness: Relieving pain with self-massage

61 Cuisine: Mediterranean mountain pasta


62 The multipurpose mattress
Why every tramper should have a closed-cell foam mattress in their gear cupboard

63 Ready for the next trip
Five maintenance tips to keep your gear in good working order

64 What’s in my pack
Tramper, bikepacker and outdoor clothing technician Hana Black

65 Broken in
Wilderness staff and gear reviewers test their kit for you

Gear guides
54 Gear for ski touring

66 2021’s guide to fleeces

68 2021’s guide to headlamps


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

16 Comment
New Zealand’s hut network makes life much easier for those trampers with babies

74 Track Chat
Making sense of the relationship between humans and trees with author Susette Goldsmith

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