November 2015

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Table of contents, November 2015

10 Backcountry flag – the result
Which design won New Zealand’s backcountry flag competition?

32 Last week was better
How appalling conditions can lead to life or death decisions

38 Does the MSC have a future?
Where does its dramatic change of direction leave it sitting in the outdoor community?

44 Perfect circles
Finish where you start on New Zealand’s best loop tracks


18 Polar experience
Summit Plateau, Tongariro National Park

20 Views a Plenty
Ben Lomond Scenic Reserve, Otago

20 Great camps
DOC rangers recommend the best campsites on each of the Great Walks

22 See more
Ignimbrite gorges


4 Editorial

5 Pigeon post
Letters to the editor

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

8 Walkshorts
News and events

12 Reader tips
Readers recommend recently discovered secrets

12 Wilderness Word

Wild People
14 Meet the student who gets the big picture on climate change
15 The photographer you turned his lens onto the 3000km Te Araroa Trail
16 How losing a leg has enhanced William Pike’s experience of the mountains

26 Off the Beaten Track
The wild expanse of the Hawkdun Range

86 Out there
How getting outdoors can mess with your head

88 Hotshot
Sunset on the Lewis Tops Track

The Manual
Trips, skills, health, gear

56 Douglas Rock Hut, Westland/Tai Poutini National Park
58 Waitawheta Hut via Waiorongomai, Kaimai Mamaku Forest Park
59 Mt Isobel via Chatterton River Track, Hanmer Forest Park
60 Pukeatua Track, Tararua Forest Park

61 Wild Range
Franklin Range, Nelson Lakes National Park

64 Wild review
3-4 season boots put through their paces

66 First look review
A razor-sharp knife that weighs just 37g and a headlamp that’s possibly the world’s thinnest

67 Wild Buyer’s guide to tents
Three-season tents
Four-season tents
Family tents and camping accessories

New Zealand Trail Runner
All the dirt that’s fit to print

74 Attacking hills
Mastering uphills can lead to lifelong rewards

75 Reviews
Running shoes and a lightweight jacket put to the test

76 Fastest known times
There’s a limitless number of records out there waiting to be broken

78 Plyometric exercises
These will help you run faster on the flat

80 Common foot injuries…
… and how to avoid them

81 Running with your dog
Top tips for a happy running companion

82 Trail essentials
gear for your next trail run