Powderhorn Chateau Mount Ruapehu
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... In short, things were looking rather grim.
Shortly after seeing the icicles, I stopped a man coming towards me who had evidently been to the summit. ‘Is it far?’ I asked him hopefully. ‘Another twenty minutes’ he advised, looking at me in my evidently shambolic state. ‘The worst of it is behind you.’ Those words dear reader at that stage were all I needed to hear. I turned around and looked at the incredible landscape behind. The ...
We were up at 8.00am to skype family to tell them the news of our engagement. Then on the bus to River Valley. We stopped on the way to sit on the beach and dip our toes in Lake Taupo for the last time, then a short walk to see the Tawhai falls where Golem catches and kills a fish in the ...
... The Devil’s Staircase was a steep, exhausting climb, ascending about 300m up a rough volcanic path. Paces started to slow, and for some reason our friend in the denim shorts seemed to be struggling to keep going. Funny that. We couldn’t see much around us due to mist and low cloud cover, although it made the climb all the more comfortable temperature wise. The wind at this point was starting to pick up and become really ...
... Crossing (the day version, not the 4 day North Circuit version) but after talking to the people at the park centre in Whakapaka we learnt that you needed crampons and ice picks due to the amount of ice and snow still on the track. Instead we changed plans and did the first part of the 4 day circuit which was a two hour tramp (what Kiwi’s call a hike) to Taranaki falls.
The beginning of the walk gave ...
... so easy to download. Nathan decided to try to learn to snowboard without any lessons, only some help from James but it worked and by the afternoon he was doing some intermediate slopes. My instructor Sebastian from Sweden was great, although he was curious why I was having a lesson given I've skied in more places than him and according to him I ski fine. Anyway after a few pointers I had much ...