Articles by Michal


Mt White near Arthur’s Pass

Mt. White, standing at 1741 meters above sea level, is one of the higher mountains in the vicinity of Mt. White Station. You definitely need permission from the landowner to climb Mt. White. We drove…


Mt Fitzgerald on Banks Peninsula

Starting off from the Kaituna Valley Rd carpark, we swiftly began heading up along the Monument Track. I really enjoy this part of the Port Hills; it feels remote, the ascent is gradual, and the…



Snowy trip to Mt Richardson

Just before the trip, I checked the weather. It was all good, with not a single drop of rain forecasted. We started at Glen Tui Bush Road carpark, from where we followed a classic route…


Bob’s Bivouac

Third time’s lucky. After two unsuccessful attempts (the first time, the weather turned me back; the second time, an exhausted member of my party), I finally reached the biv. I left my car at the…



Supermoon at Foggy Peak

I first scheduled this trip in June. Four full moons later, all the necessary variables (such as snow, clear skies, and no gale wind) finally aligned, and the trip was finally on. What’s more, it…


Castle Hill Peak winter ascent

Funny enough, I’ve just realised now, as I’m writing this, that I led a trip up to Castle Hill Peak in January. Oh well, one can’t visit there too frequently; the convenience is just too…


Mt Ida by Lake Coleridge

Mount Ida is a 1695m high mountain nestled between the Harper River, Lake Ida, and Lake Catherine. Fourteen CTC trampers gathered at Z Russley and set off through Hororata to a small carpark by Lake…