Coping with the Copeland June 16th 2007 The Copeland Track is a tramp (Kiwi for a hike) that heads directly inland from the west coast, crossing the Southern Alps via the Copeland Pass and passing into Mt Cook National Park. At this time of year itâ€™s a full-on alpine trek, requiring ice axe and crampons to go the full 50kms or so across the Main Divide. We were just going for the relatively easily accessible Welcome Flat Hut, 17kmâ ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Fox Glacier The Polynesian Maori reached New Zealand in about A.D. 800. In 1840, their chieftains entered into a compact with Britain, the Treaty of Waitangi, in which they ceded sovereignty to Queen Victoria while retaining territorial rights. In that same year... ... read more
Hi there everybody,
We hope you enjoy reading about our exploits whilst we're on our 16 month BIG TRIP. Many people have asked why we are going and in an attempt to explain here is a quote from the famous British explorer Eric Shipton.
"In these days of upheaval and violent change, when the basic values of today are the vain and shattered dreams of tomorrow, there is much to be said for the philosphy which aims at living a full life while the opportunity offers. There are few treasures of more lasting worth than the experience of a way of life that is itself wholly satisfying. Such, aft... full info