Alaska to ArgentinaGuatemalaHiking
May 31, 2017

Hiking to El Mirador, Petén

Mayan ruins deep in the Petén Basin. When early aviators, including Charles Lindbergh, made the first flight over the immense Mirador Basin of Petén, Guatemala in the 1930s they were surprised to see clusters of small jungle covered volcanoes jutting above the canopy. The remote ‘volcanoes’ were what is now…
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HikingNew ZealandPhotographyTramping
January 16, 2015

North West Circuit – Rakiura

Over the Christmas/New Year break and in between finishing some design projects and prepping for my long-term Te Araroa trail excursion Hana and I decided to return to Stewart Island for a tramping trip on the classic North West Circuit, 14 years after our previous journey there. I'd been back…
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HikingNew ZealandPhotographyTramping
August 21, 2014

Arahura – Whitcombe Easter Trip

Easter this year was spoiled for many prospective trampers by a series of storms that ravaged the mid-north West Coast of the South Island. Epic winds blew the roofs off buildings in some coastal towns and flattened widespread swathes of forest. The whole of Easter was a write off, and…
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HikingNew ZealandTramping
June 9, 2014

Griffin Creek Hut

A few shots from a pre-Easter tramping trip into Griffin Creek Hutvwith my partner Hana and friends Katie and Bridget. Griffin Creek drains the Tara Tama Range, on the western side of the Main Divide about 46km past Arthur's Pass Village. This trip's a reasonably cruisy weekender (it does have…
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May 26, 2013

Dragons Teeth High Traverse

A trip that's long been on my hit list is the Dragon's Teeth High Traverse in Kahurangi National Park, a high traverse of the Douglas Range from the Aorere Valley to the Cobb Valley. For Easter this year we'd originally been looking at the Gardens of Eden and Allah in…
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HikingMountaineeringNew ZealandPhotographyTramping
March 7, 2013

Franz Josef Glacier & Castle Rocks Hut

It's been a long time since I last posted on this blog. My priority for the last few months has been shooting for the Our Mountains book project I'm working on with author Paul Hersey. That's entailed constant trips away to photograph the book's 15 mountains (all over the country…
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HikingNew ZealandTramping
August 26, 2012

Douglas & Karangarua Valleys

Here's some photos from an amazing Westland trip I did back in April with Hana and our regular West Coast mission tramping partners Anna Pilbrow and Tom Riley. I'd wanted to get to the remote and historic Harper's Rock Bivouac, at the head of the Douglas Valley and tucked under…
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HikingNew ZealandPhotographyTramping
May 15, 2012

Tararua Traverse

Back in January this year, not long after returning from our cycle touring journey, I headed into the Tararua Ranges (just north of Wellington city) for a 6 day solo trip. I was looking for some solitude, some good light, and a chance to stretch the legs on some sections…
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HikingNew ZealandPhotographyTrampingTravel
February 21, 2012

Southern Crossing

I was up in Wellington for a couple of weeks around the Christmas/New Year period and somehow managed to spend 9 days of that tramping in the Tararua Ranges. I did two separate trips, one two and a half day trip over the classic Southern Crossing route with Hana, and…
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HikingPhotographyTravelUnited Kingdom
December 4, 2010

Weekend in Wales

Here's a few shots from a very wintry three days in North Wales. The famed Llanberis Pass, gateway to Snowdonia and home to some of the most famous routes in UK climbing, is about a three hour drive from Sheffield. We arrived to find snow to sea level and temps…
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