Articles by Michal

Castle Hill Peak, summer 2023

We left Christchurch at 7 AM which seemed appropriate on a hot summer day. Andrew showed up with a 7-seater which wasn’t a bad fit for 7 trampers! Thanks, Andrew, you made the trip very…


Mt Bruce exploration journey

My friend Frysak came to visit Aotearoa for a year. My son, partner, and I were hosting him in Christchurch during his first week and soon I thought it was about time to take him…




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…