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Adrian Turner

91 reviewer rep
3 forum posts
joined Jun 23, 2014

I am a: 74-year-old
Location: Paekakariki, New Zealand
Occupation: Retired from a local authority (council)

Affiliations: No affiliations


Backcountry skiing
Mountain biking


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

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.

Gear Reviews (2)

user rating: 4 of 5 Therm-a-Rest Z-Rest 7/28/2014
user rating: 5 of 5 Macpac Minaret 6/23/2014


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