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Te Araroa Trail
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October 2, 2015

Te Araroa Trail Photography Book

Te Araroa Trail Photography Book FAQ Te Araroa: Walking New Zealand's 3,000 Kilometre Trail, my photography book from a January – July 2015 through-tramp of the Te Araroa Trail is coming soon: release date is November 1st. You can read more about the book here, or in the meantime read on to find…
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August 5, 2015


Hard to believe it's nearly a month since I finished the Te Araroa Trail at Bluff! Time sure flies when you're back in the office. First week home was a tough adjustment after being used to walking 8-12 hours a day, and living only to eat, walk and make photographs,…
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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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Caroline Face, Aoraki Mount Cook
BooksNew ZealandOur MountainsPhotography
October 7, 2013

Our Mountains Released

Spotted in Paperplus, Merivale. I'm very happy to announce that Our Mountains was officially launched nationwide in New Zealand last week. A collaboration with author Paul Hersey, Our Mountains is a fresh new NZ mountain book that explores 15 of New Zealand's most notable mountains. The book should be available…
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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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MountaineeringNew ZealandPhotographyWorkshops
April 9, 2013

Mountain Photography Workshop

Pre dawn light on Mount Sefton and Mueller Hut. One of the workshop locations. In May this year I'm running a four-day mountain photography workshop for the NZ Alpine Club, based out of Unwin Lodge at Aoraki Mount Cook National Park We'll be covering a lot of material over the…
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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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MountaineeringNew ZealandPhotography
August 26, 2012

Remarkables Ice & Mixed Climbing Festival

Couple of weekends ago (August 16-19) I headed to Queenstown to take photos at the inaugural Remarkables Ice & Mixed Festival. Brainchild of psyched climber Daniel Joll and organised by himself, Craig Jefferies and Ben Dare the festival was created to bring together the top winter alpine climbers in NZ,…
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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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