March 2020

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In the March 2020 issue

18 Hut tales
A tramper of many years shares his most memorable hut moments

52 Ditching the stove
Discovering the highs and lows of tramping without a stove

56 More than a track
How the Paparoa Track has pulled a West Coast community together

62 How to care for your gear
Outdoor gear is expensive. Here’s how to ensure it lasts


26 See more…
Places featuring the name Carrington

28 Blue view
Fanthams Peak, Egmont National Park

30 Gateway to Westland
The Gateway, West Coast

32 Heads prove a winner
Three peaks in Whangarei Heads

36 A top walk at peninsula’s tip
Coromandel Walkway, Coromandel Forest Park

38 Above the glacier
Rob Roy Peak, Mt Aspiring National Park

40 Double Hut and beyond
Double Hut, Hakatere Conservation Area

42 Finding our Kiwi selves tramping
Enjoying wet boots and friendship on an Arahura-Styx trip

48 Bike the banks
Mountain biking two trails on Banks Peninsula


67 What’s in my pack
Author and super-tramper Geoff Spearpoint shares his kit list

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

Gear guides

68 2020’s best sleeping bags

75 2020’s best multi-day tramping boots


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
Enter our crossword competition to win great prizes

14 Outdoor photograph of the year
Enter the 2020 Wilderness photo competition

16 Wild huts
There are plenty of ways trampers can help maintain backcountry huts

22 Wild conservation
Whio find safe harbour in the Ruahines, thanks to volunteer conservationists

66 Wild cuisine
No-bake fries

82 Track chat
Dunc Wilson on circumnavigating New Zealand by bike

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