Adrian Turner

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joined Jun 23, 2014

Full Name: Adrian Turner
68-year-old man
Paekakariki, New Zealand
Occupation: Retired from a local authority (council)
Email: private

Affiliations: No affiliations

About

I've been tramping (which is what we call hiking in NZ -- or should that be backpacking?) since I was about 14, and have spent time in the mountains though I'm not a technical climber.  I ski at an intermediate level, both downhill and ski-touring.  I sail in harbours.  I like multi-day mountain biking -- off-road touring rather than adrenalin seeking.  I taught at the primary school level for twenty years, specialising in Outdoor Ed, before switching to a customer service role in local councils.  I retired from that in October 2013, though I still do a few days here and there. I like spending time on home renovations, especially plumbing :-). You can tell I'm a generalist: dabble in lots of things, expert in none!

Reading recommendations:  Worst Journeys (a Picador compilation).  The Last Blue Mountain, by Ralph Barker.

Activities

Hiking
Backpacking
Backcountry skiing
Mountaineering
Mountain biking

Vitals

Heightabout 5' 10''
Weight70kg
Boot/Shoe Size8.5 UK
Jacket/Shirt SizeS/M