Monthly Archives: October 2016

Southern Crossing – Tararua Range

Southern Crossing – Tararua Range Several years ago I’d attempted the iconic Southern Crossing of the Tararua Range and failed to get further than Kime Hut where I was waylaid for four days as a relentless weather front passed through the region.  Even after waiting for this long I was unable to complete the journey, driven…
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Big Wet in the Toaroha Valley (Part 2)

I've spent a week in the Toaroha Valley and have been pinned down by an ongoing storm.  I've abandoned an attempt to exit via the Diedrich Range and have used a flooded stream to return to the hut in the upper valley. My encounter with the side stream suggests that even though it has stopped…
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