Tramping with Kupkin

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 O’Malley in Arthur’s Pass

Kupkin and I started this pre-Christmasy adventure in the CTC hut. Kupkin was impressed what a lodge the CTC owns and I truly did feel proud to be a member of a club with such…



Packard Peak via Mid Hill

Since I’ve got myself into #52peakschallenge this year, I naturally started looking for places where I can climb 2 peaks in one day. Packard Peak (2066m) had been dragging my attention that week as there was a possibility to climb Mid Hill on the same day. It also didn’t seem to be very popular among Christchurchians which is always a plus.



Camping at Mt Brown Hut

Mt Brown Hut is a beautiful wee hut on the Western side of Newton Range, just outside of Hokitika. Kupkin and I started off at the car park by Geologist Creek. The way up is pretty steep. I wouldn’t take my mum here, even though I took her to Mueller Hut. It took us 2:15h to get up but we were pushing it quite a bit to make it to the top before sunset as we started relatively late in the day.