Goat Pass as a day trip

This trip was sooo close to being canceled. I was a bit skeptical about the weather, but Chris, as usual, was keen to go regardless. Sometimes I feel like the worse the weather, the happier…



Mt Oxford to Ryde Falls

I decided to put a trip up on Thursday. The weather forecast for the weekend wasn’t great, so it was a big surprise when another 15 trampers signed up. We started off at Cooper’s Creek….


Sylvia Tops and Devils Den Biv

Sylvia Tops is a lesser-known route that leads up to the ridges of Lewis Pass. It is very similar to Lewis Tops Track – it also goes steeply up through the bush until it reaches…




Snowy Mt Somers in the summer

The original plan was to go to Mt Bruce. I was checking the weather during the week and it slowly deteriorated. Even on Saturday night, it was looking acceptable but then when I woke up…


Travers Peak to Trovatore in Lewis Pass

We left Christchurch at 7 AM. It’s about 2.5h drive to Deer Valley campsite. Next time, I would consider leaving even earlier.Foleys Track up to Trovatore is in pretty good shape. There are no markers…