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Jordan and I have been together for 5 years. What started as a friendship in our MBA group quickly blossomed into a chemistry that we both just couldn’t ignore. We’ve shared so many adventures together along the way and have grown as couple through that journey. When it comes to...

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The hike to Sunrise Hut in the Ruahines has been on our list for some time. Recommeded as a great weekend tramp with some rugged ridgelines and stunning sunrises, we made a last-minute decision to go. That plan was nearly foiled as a culvert had collapse blocking the entrance to...

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After completing our Intermediate Snow Craft course with the New Zealand Alpine Club in August, we were keen to put our multi-pitch rope skills to the test on one of Mt Ruapehu’s most challenging peaks. Girdlestone (2,658m) sits high on the south-eastern side of Mt Ruapehu in New Zealand’s North...

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Jordan and I have really enjoyed getting into mountaineering. Being immersed in snow-capped mountains just feels at home to us and as we build our experience and training, we continue to look for more ways to challenge ourselves and tackle some of the adventures on our ‘alpine bucketlist’. Camping...

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Our holiday in Northland over Christmas turned out to be one of our best trips yet in New Zealand. The weather was incredible, we met some of the nicest people and it was filled with all kinds of unique, hidden gems along the way. The area was full of...

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If there’s one thing that’s been on Jordan’s mountaineering bucket list it was camping up on the crater on Mt Ruapehu. We waited weeks for a good weather window and it finally arrived after a week long cold snap across New Zealand. The snowy week nearly foiled our plans though as...

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It’s not how I envisioned spending my holiday, but somehow I found myself sitting in a cave on a lump of clay counting the shutter releases of my camera every 35 seconds…”213, 214, 215″… listening to the sound of dripping water from the ceiling and the splashing of an...

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This winter we have partnered with Kathmandu to adventure test their new Winter 15 gear. We have purchased a lot of Kathmandu gear over the last two years, which has served us well on many adventures in New Zealand, so when deciding where to test our gear we wanted...

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I can remember during my first week working in Wellington, I was chatting with my co-worker about some of the Great Walks we had done during our initial 6 week roadtrip around New Zealand. She handed me a ‘Wellington Tramping’ book and after breezing through the options, I landed...

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After an amazing holiday up in Northland, we decided to take the ‘scenic’ way back to Wellington. With a plan for a quick stop in Raglan, we pulled out our trusty NZ Frenzy book to see if there were any ‘hidden gems’ along that way that we shouldn’t miss. Sure...

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