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Mt Greenlaw, NZ - kinda tramping, kinda climbing 5-Oct-2011 At 1:00:51 PM cruze
On 5/10/2011 dmnz wrote:
>On 5/10/2011 cruze wrote:
>>I will get a TR for this past weekend's burn up Manakau (2608 m from
>>m - ouch) in the Seaward Kaikouras soon.
>pretty pickjs
>Be keen to see how you went with the crossings in Kaikoura...what footwear/clothing
>did you use to do all the fording in?

de rigeur is shorts and sneakers which is an excellent combination. I used it all through winter (sometimes with polypro) and it is the best combination between speed, safety and warmth I reckon.

On the way into Manakau we crossed the Hapuku (main) a dozen or so times, then Hapuku (north) about the same number. On the way out the rivers had risen quite a bit with snowmelt which made the gorge section interesting (!) and we finished a 15 hour summit day after 9 pm which made the final river section a bit freaky in the dark. Anyway maybe I should put all that in the next TR. I will get some more TRs going for Rome Ridge (Mt Rolleston), Castle Hill Peak and the Gap, and Manakau.

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