Articles by Michal


Evans Pass to Godley Head and Boulder Bay

For this trip, I decided to take my son Ellic who’s been asking for “walk” since 6 AM. “Do you want breakfast buddy?” “Wa!” “Maybe some porridge?” “Wa!” “Hum, what about I’ll change your pyjamas…


Fullmoon trip to Foggy Peak

As I quite enjoy night tramping, it was only a matter of time to start looking to extend my summer night tramping experience to winter. The most accessible option to start seemed to be Foggy…


Pinnacle Biv on the West Coast

Pinnacle Biv is a small orange mysterious biv located on the edge of Toaroha Range below Genoa Peak. This was possibly my biggest adventure of the year as I’ve been struggling with finding free time…


Mt Philistine

Mt Philistine has been dragging my attention for a while and I finally got to climb it this summer! Main thoughts: The access is easy. Park at Otira Valley Carpark, follow a well trodden track…



Mt Oxford

The weather forecast wasn’t favourable. Southerly was supposed to hit us after lunchtime so I thought that a trip to Mt Oxford was ambitious enough for the day. There were 7 of us. We drove…




Matariki trip to Mt Cloudsley

The weather seemed to be bad everywhere but Windy did show a gap of hope somewhere in the middle of Craigieburns. I put the last-minute trip up to Mt Cloudsley (2107 m) for which 4…