September 2019

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September 2019

14 The great hump Ridge Track
Southland’s Hump Ridge Track has become our newest Great Walk

22 Facing gear on Everest
Sir Ranulph Fiennes opens up about his fears and his admiration for Sir Edmund Hillary

42 A hike in the winterless north
Why spring is the best time to hike the Cape Brett Walkway

46 Bike the Heaphy
The Heaphy Track is New Zealand’s premier multi-day bike ride

50 A trail of two halves
The stunning gems that prove the North Island section of the Te Araroa Trail isn’t just mud and road walks

56 Shake, rattle and roll 
What to do if an earthquake strikes while you’re in the backcountry

60 Life through a lens 
Wildlife photographers share the secrets of their craft and what it takes to snap a captivating image


26 See more… Granite
Who says rocks aren’t beautiful?

28 A climb perfect for Somer
Mount Somer’s via western face, Hakatere Conservation Park

30 Desert Cabin
Rangipo Hut, Tongariro National Park

32 Spurred on by wild weather
Spur’s Hut, Te Kahui Kaupeka Conservation Park

34 An electrifying tramp
Dynamo Hut, Mt Aurum Recreation Reserve

36 Up and down in an afternoon
Deerford Loop Track, Ruahine Forest Park

37 Iconic Taranaki views
Henry Peak, Egmont National Park


66 Navigation: Aiming off

67 Skills: How to pack your backpack

68 Photo school: Make your own mood

69 Bird spotting: Royal spoonbill

70 Wild cuisine: Carrot and lentil stew


20 The North Face Summit LT L5 jacket and pants
The North Face calls its new fabric revolutionary. We test it to find out

64 Wild review
Wilderness staff and gear reviewers test their kit for you

74 Gear guides:
Multi-day packs
76 Hiking shoes


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

16 2019 Wilderness Outdoor Awards
Nominate your favourite brand, store, hut and hero in the 2019 Outdoor Awards!

18 Wild People
Annabel Anderson shares her journey of recovery after a horrific skiing accident

82 Track chat
Laura Waters: stronger and more resilient after walking the Te Araroa Trail


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