91 reviewer rep
3 forum posts
joined Jun 23, 2014
Location: Paekakariki, New Zealand
Occupation: Retired from a local authority (council)
Affiliations: No affiliations
|Height||about 5' 10''|
|Boot/Shoe Size||8.5 UK|
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)
|Folding vs rolled camp pads||February 22, 2018|
|Trekking Poles: Do you really need them?||September 21, 2017|
|Adrian Turner wins ENO Hammock Hanging Package||June 30, 2014|