First Audax of the Year

Finally, the weather has cooled down a bit, so it was time for some riding - very long riding. I rarely write about Audax rides, the last post was the…

The Routeburn Track, stunning variety in just a few days

The Routeburn Track is a stunning hike in Fjordland on the South Island of New Zealand. The mix of alpine and rainforest with some great views is superb. I had done this walk a few years ago and consider it one of the best walks I’ve done anywhere in the world; the availability of huts all made for a perfect pick for Masako’s first multi-day hike outside Japan (and its superb hut system).

So it was off to Queenstown with DOCS hut bookings in hand.


Climbing Mount Ngungun

The destination this weekend was a very small mountain in the Glasshouse Mountains, one of the people coming wasn’t keen on walks that are too long. Mount Ngungun is the…