September 2017

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Table of contents, September 2017

24 Along the knife-edge
Of the few knife-edge ridges in Tararua Forest Park, the Broken Axe Pinnacles are the most gripping

32 That’s Tongariro, to us
An iwi perspective of Mt Tongariro and future alpine crossing track management

38 Island paradise
A five-day kayak circumnavigation of Great Barrier Island

44 In search of six haunting notes
Meet those who have never given up hope of finding alive the South Island kokako

50 The slippery slope
It begins with trying on crampons, next you’re attending a full-blown alpine skills course


18 Pass with care
Browning Pass, Arthur’s Pass National Park

20 The icy volcano
Mt Ngauruhoe, Tongariro National Park

22 See more…
Four old school ski huts and where to find them


2 Editorial

4 Pigeon post
Letters to the editor

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

8 Walkshorts
News from the wild

11 Wilderness word
Enter our crossword competition to win great prizes

12 Wild people
Geoff Aitken creates visually-stunning topo maps specifically for trampers

13 Wild conservation
An important court victory for Brook Waimarama Sanctuary

14 Bird spottin
All you need to know about the welcome swallow

16 Photo school
Tips for capturing our amazing coastal wildlife

30 Wild comment
Reflecting on tramping nightmares

88 Hotshot
Dawn at Iron Peg

The manual

Wild trips

60 Faust, Lewis Pass Scenic Reserve
62 Mt Robert Circuit, Nelson Lakes National Park
64 Mt Parihaka via Whangarei Falls, Whangarei
65 Mt William Walkway, Auckland

66 Wild review
Five two-person tents tested

72 Wild skills
Five tramping hacks and the best way to avoid dreaded ‘Tararua Thighs’

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