South Island Te Araroa Trail

In August 2019, my wife Jenny died a year after a pancreatic cancer diagnosis. She was in reasonable health for most of her illness and we travelled when her treatment allowed. Her only regret was that she didn’t have the time to see more of this wonderful country which is now our home. I am making that time now to walk the 1300km (800 miles) of the South Island TA Trail over the next three months and she will be with me all the way!

“….in sickness and in health…”

When I have data connections, I will update you here on my progress and share some of the experience.

If you are feeling generous and want to help future pancreatic cancer patients, please go to the donate page.

Rintoul Hut to Top Wairoa Hut

Firstly thank you to all who have made donations to the charities I am sponsoring. 57 of you so far and still a couple of months to go. From yesterday’s glorious day to the longest day. 11.5 hour day from 07:30to 19:00, covering 26km with about 1000m climb. The track gave us: scree, very steep … Continue reading Rintoul Hut to Top Wairoa Hut

Slaty Hut to Rintoul Hut

All the days have been good, but this one has been amazing. Ridge walking for the main and with ideal weather, the views have been spectacular. 13.5 km With a total of 900m climb, but in short sections. Mt Rintoul was the highest point at 1735m. The route was craggy in places and involved some … Continue reading Slaty Hut to Rintoul Hut

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