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Parapara Peak – Ko Parapara te maunga – Ko Parapara te awa

Parapara Peak! My mountain. Dominates Golden Bay from every direction. From one side a shapely peak; from another a slab sided wall. I’ve climbed it, run up it, slept up there, bush bashed, been lost, watched the new year’s dawn, been cold wet and hungry on top. Parapara has looked after me, providing a fresh […]

Lake Aorere – Centre Mountain – Mt Dommett – Gouland Range – Mount Inaccessible tramping traverse

… Lake Aorere, or “Heart Lake” could be a romantic spot, if the weather wasn’t so generally bad. It’s a cute, heart shaped lake, nestled between Beautiful and Ugly Rivers, on the main divide between rivers draining east and west, tucked below shapely Center Mountain and rugged Mt Dommett. Luckily my heart was bursting with […]