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2015 January

Trekking the Tongariro Alpine Crossing

By | New Zealand, Outdoor, Travel | 3 Comments
When asked in the early 1920s why he wanted to climb Mount Everest, legendary English mountaineer George Mallory famously replied: “Because it’s there.” Mallory died on Everest in 1924 and his body was found 75 years later. So, as it turns out, he was “there” a while himself.

My reasons for undertaking the slightly less challenging Tongariro Alpine Crossing in the center of the North Island of New Zealand were different from Mallory’s… as was my intended fate. Read More