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Tramping Sir Robert Creek

Tramping Browning Pass and Hokitika Saddle to Sir Robert Hut

| Hiking, New Zealand, Tramping | 3 Comments
23rd–31st April 2024. Nine days of tramping and hut bagging in the Central Westland back country. As previous readers of my blog posts about tramping might recall, Easter trips into…
Mark Watson Tour Te Waipounamu 2024. Photo Anton McGeachen

Three out of Three: Racing the 2024 Tour Te Waipounamu Bikepacking Ultra

| Bikepacking, Bikepacking Ultra, New Zealand, Tour Te Waipounamu | 10 Comments
It was in mid 2020, during the pandemic, when Brian Alder, creator of Tour Te Waipounamu first brought the concept of this unique race to my attention. Brian was seeking…
Hana Black Bikepacking Chile

Bikepacking Packing List for the Andes, South America (Updated 2023/24)

| Alaska to Argentina, Bikepacking, Equipment, Gear list | One Comment
Welcome to the latest edition of our bikepacking packing list for the Andes, South America, updated 2023/2024. We spent just over four years between 2016 and 2023 (we took a…

Buying a bikepacking & off-road touring bike

| Bikepacking, Cycle Touring, Equipment | One Comment
This article discusses the characteristics to look for in a bikepacking bike that will be suitable for extended touring on a wide variety of terrain, and looks at what we…

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