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Apr 18, 2005 - Arthur's Pass & Our Caving Adventure

We spent a day and a night driving along Arthur`s Pass, a lovely scenic drive during the day turning into a rather intimidating place at night when we attempted to find a picnic site to pitch our tent up in. Eventually we found somewhere after stopping at numerous ominous places, including one with a an in memoriam plaque for some girl who had been `tragically found there`. The following day we went caving through a limestone cave. Was so much fun-much more exhilarating than rafting in Queenstown. Although the water was extremely cold we...

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Sep 21, 2003 - Ice+Snow Course: Hawdon Valley

Today didn't turn out as planned but instead of learning more about snow and ice we managed to learn how to cross rivers instead. Our 7am call came and went and people only really stirred around 8. It had been snowing overnight with about four inches on the ground, so Adrian didn't think it was suitable to be out on the mountain - greater avalanche risk with fresh snowfall following a period of rain. Instead, he talked us through how to theoretically build a snow cave over breakfast. Then we thought that we should at least get out and try...

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Sep 14, 2003 - Bealey Spur

You know how sometimes a particular song becomes a soundtrack for the day and sticks in your head no matter how hard you try to eradicate it? So it was today. We were out in the foothills of the Alps on Bealey Spur with the Tramping club, enjoying good weather and great scenery looking north towards Arthur's Pass. A day perhaps (you would think) worthy of some epic classical tune to hum in my mind. Alas, it was not to be. As we walked through lush forests, the soundtrack of the day heralded its triumphant overture in loud multi-layered...

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