2 articles Tramping

The for­got­ten trail to Everest

http://​www​.stuff​.co​.nz/​s​t​u​f​f​—​n​a​t​i​o​n​/​a​s​s​i​g​n​m​e​n​t​s​/​s​h​a​r​e​—​y​o​u​r​—​n​e​w​s​—​a​n​d​—​v​i​e​w​s​/​1​4​0​6​2​6​5​6​/​T​h​e​—​f​o​r​g​o​t​t​e​n​—​t​r​a​i​l​—​t​o​—​E​v​e​r​est In 1953, over 350 port­ers car­ry­ing sup­plies for the Brit­ish exped­i­tion that would con­quer Mt Everest passed through the tiny Nepalese town of Jiri. In 2014, we were also car­ry­ing sup­plies but in a dif­fer­ent style: a run-down bus chocked full with bags of rice and rain-sod­den farm­ers. Luck­ily the cigar­­ette-smoking man behind the…

Tramp­ing the Mil­ford Track in Winter

Winter There are only a few oper­at­ors in Winter. You need these oper­at­ors to get you from Te Anau Downs to the start of the track. They don’t go if the weath­er is bad or if the place is frozen up. You might get lucky. Fiord­land Water Taxi: http://​www​.fiord​land​wa​ter​taxi​.co​.nz/​m​i​l​f​o​r​d​—​t​r​a​c​k​—​t​r​a​n​s​p​o​r​t​#​c​o​n​t​a​c​tus Here is a quote from Firor­d­land­Wa­ter­Taxi…