Sitting on the roof, staring at a powerpole!

January 9, 2014
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Sitting on the roof, staring at a powerpole!

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December 23, 2013
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PAT DEAVOLL (Born: 12th June, 1959 – Christchurch) Mountaineer and kayaker Outdoor instructor and Journalist Event & Activity Manager for the NZ Alpine Club MacPac CMC Mountaineer of the Year 1999   Pat Deavoll has been one of New Zealand’s elite alpinists for several decades and is considered one of the leading exploratory mountaineers...

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That God made mountain tops

November 15, 2013
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At midnight, snow is patterned glass. Diamond bathroom window glass. Our crampons spike its surface with command. It stirs ambition as the halo of our torches spot the mountain walls. A fissure here, a jag’d rock there, a crevasse, a cornice, a frozen cataract. At dawn the snow reflects the sky and we stand...

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Climber in a storm

November 15, 2013
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The mountain casts a shadow like a net, it’s reach as vast as an ocean. It hauls in the sombre glaciers, subtle pathways, lapping ridges, valleys of complacency. He climbs the mountain into a sky as clear as a pearl, as blue as the tide, but if he were to look he’d see the...

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The visitor

November 15, 2013
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It came in spring with the stealth of a worm, as insidious as mold, as sly as a ferret, slunk out of the ditch and onto the road, sidled up the drive and in thru’ the door, slipped down the hallway and into the bedroom, inched under the bed, settled into a corner to...

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The Mad-Woman of Kunduz

July 13, 2013
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The mad- woman lived in the trees on the outskirts of the village of Kunduz. No one knew the exact day she’d arrived or how she’d got there but the locals thought she’d turned up sometime in early spring. They didn’t notice her at first for the snow was still low on the mountains...

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