heathcote

374 reviewer rep
19 forum posts
joined Jan 2, 2009

I am a: 81-year-old male hiker
Location: Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
Occupation: Retired

Affiliations: None

Activities

Hiking
Backpacking
Orienteering
Backcountry skiing
Fishing

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 

Gear Reviews (25)

user rating: 3 of 5 Snugpak Ionosphere 10/09/2019
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Merrell Outpulse Leather 4/04/2019
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
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Manasalu Adventure 50+5 5/21/2016
user rating: 5 of 5 Number One Shoes Cross Trekkers Polver 3/05/2016
user rating: 5 of 5 Swanndri Original Wool Bushshirt 2/10/2016
user rating: 0.5 of 5 Hi-Tec Sequoia Low 2/04/2016
user rating: 4 of 5 Outdoor Products Mist 12/18/2015
user rating: 4 of 5 Coghlan's Trekking Umbrella 9/10/2015
user rating: 1.5 of 5 Hi-Tec Altitude Trek Low 7/01/2015
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Alocs Mini Alcohol Stove 5/27/2015
user rating: 4 of 5 Ridgeline Apache 5/10/2015
user rating: 5 of 5 MSR MicroRocket 7/24/2014
user rating: 0.5 of 5 Target Dry Mac in a Sac Classic Jacket 4/20/2014
user rating: 4 of 5 Hi-Tec V-Lite Buxton Low Waterproof 10/24/2012
user rating: 2 of 5 Keen Men's Targhee Waterproof 1/02/2009

Forum Posts

My Cup Runneth Over July 4, 2019
Discovery of Hazel Creek Crawl Cave September 20, 2018
Member Feedback: What makes you trust a review? September 11, 2018
Fixing my hiking boots before I need a new pair! March 18, 2018
Trekking Poles: Do you really need them? September 21, 2017
Kearsarge North (NH) 12 August 2017 August 12, 2017
Norway's best hike? (summer '15) December 25, 2016
Help with stove? January 13, 2016
Removing odor from cork hand grips August 13, 2015
Pack shoulder strap design March 24, 2015
Chablais Alps, France October 22, 2014
Wales - Black Mountains overnighter August 25, 2014
Just shaved a good chunk of weight and volume March 30, 2014
What is this glove feature for? February 18, 2014
Tarp 'n Bivy Combo November 9, 2013
Stick at PCT February 18, 2013
stove blowed up! October 5, 2012
Dry bags or pack cover? October 2, 2012
How to Cross Streams and Rivers May 6, 2011