heathcote

356 reviewer rep
18 forum posts
joined Jan 2, 2009

Full Name: private
81-year-old male hiker
Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
Occupation: Retired
Email: private

Affiliations: None

Gear Reviews (23)

user rating: 5 of 5 Merrell Everbound Low 9/09/2018
user rating: 3.5 of 5 BlueField Emergency Tarp 7/04/2018
user rating: 3 of 5 Coghlan's Flint Striker 6/17/2018
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Macpac Minaret 1/10/2018
user rating: 4.5 of 5 GSI Outdoors Glacier Stainless Steel Bottle Cup 12/14/2017
user rating: 0.5 of 5 Icebreaker Oasis Crewe S/S 9/07/2017
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Oboz Men's Sawtooth Low 7/30/2017
user rating: 5 of 5 BRS 3000W 4/22/2017
user rating: 3.5 of 5 Hi-Tec Bryce II WP 4/03/2017
user rating: 5 of 5 Keen Men's Koven 11/09/2016

Forum Posts (18)

Re: Discovery of Hazel Creek Crawl Cave September 27, 2018
Re: Member Feedback: What makes you trust a review? September 13, 2018
Re: Fixing my hiking boots before I need a new pair! March 21, 2018
Re: Trekking Poles: Do you really need them? September 27, 2017
Re: Kearsarge North (NH) 12 August 2017 August 17, 2017

About

Nearly 80 years young and refusing to slow down!

I have been in the outdoors all my life and lived and worked in both hemispheres. I have been a professional guide in mountain activities, certificated in outdoor education in Britain. I used to do winter and summer climbing but since having had foot operations from frostbite only walk.

I currently live in the South Island of New Zealand in easy reach of many areas of interest. On my doorstep are the Port Hills and Banks Peninsula with many paths and trails. Further afield, an hours drive are the New Zealand Alps with a plethora of opportunities for adventure. I am currently doing sections of the Te Araroa Trail a 3000 km trail the length of NZ 

Activities

Hiking
Backpacking
Orienteering
Backcountry skiing
Fishing