New Zealand Trip Report
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Peter Surna
(PedroArvy) - MLife

Locale: Melbourne
New Zealand Trip Report on 01/26/2009 02:19:57 MST Print View

One of my favourite areas to hike in is in the north part of the South Island of New Zealand. The weather isn’t as bad as the areas further south and there are some great passes and mountains to climb. This month I attempted a trip that was so dangerous it was banned by a local walks club secretary!

Just finished editing the movie and you can view it here http://blip.tv/file/1698342

Edited by PedroArvy on 01/26/2009 02:24:50 MST.

Richard Nisley
(richard295) - M

Locale: San Francisco Bay Area
Re: New Zealand Trip Report on 01/26/2009 09:03:11 MST Print View

Pedro,

Great video and narrative! I found it extremely interesting and fun to share your trip with you.

Steven Evans
(Steve_Evans) - MLife

Locale: Canada
Re: New Zealand Trip Report on 01/26/2009 09:28:33 MST Print View

Petras, excellent job on the video.

My favorite highlights:

- Anti-Social Lesbians
- Training w/ cigars
- Hitch hiking tips

Oh, and of course the trip looked fun too! :)

Roger B
(rogerb) - MLife

Locale: Here and there
Re: New Zealand Trip Report on 01/26/2009 09:55:39 MST Print View

Well done Pedro, though I think you will need to practice the Haka, not half as scary as those All Blacks

Devin Montgomery
(dsmontgomery) - MLife

Locale: one snowball away from big trouble
Re: New Zealand Trip Report on 01/26/2009 11:13:16 MST Print View

Petras -

Awesome, awesome! You had me laughing out loud! One of the best trip reports I've seen in a while.

Is it just me or has the economic downturn made BPL funnier?

Peter Surna
(PedroArvy) - MLife

Locale: Melbourne
www.pedroarvy.com on 01/26/2009 15:01:48 MST Print View

Thanks guys.

You can view more of my video's at www.pedroarvy.com
I started making them a few years ago and they are getting better as I learn to edit them and think before I speak.

Edited by PedroArvy on 01/26/2009 15:02:22 MST.

Franco Darioli
(Franco) - M

Locale: Melbourne
New Zealand Trip Report on 02/17/2009 22:08:21 MST Print View

Hi Petras
Finally I have broadband so I was able to watch the video. Good stuff. Yeah, you were right, I should have been there.
Still not sure about the benefit of cigar sucking.
Franco

Lynn Tramper
(retropump) - F

Locale: The Antipodes of La Coruna
Re: New Zealand Trip Report on 02/18/2009 12:18:46 MST Print View

Oh Pedro, that was really really good. I've got a sinking feeling we may have passed each other on the Nelson Lakes part of your trip...!

I really love that bush climb out of Ada pass onto Gloriana too (NOT). I've never been down the other side though. Sigh. A man who loves Laphroig and cubans is my kinda tramper ;)

I look forward to your next intsallment.

Franco Darioli
(Franco) - M

Locale: Melbourne
New Zealand Trip Report on 02/19/2009 15:28:19 MST Print View

"A man who loves Laphroig and cubans is my kinda tramper ;)"
But wait, there is more ...
Pedro is also into eating real food on the trail. So whilst I was chewing on my muesli bars for breakfast, he was frying eggs, sausages and mushrooms. (different walk)
Franco

Lynn Tramper
(retropump) - F

Locale: The Antipodes of La Coruna
Re: New Zealand Trip Report on 02/19/2009 16:00:11 MST Print View

The man doesn't know the meaning of UL, but he's got taste.

OK, my kind of man would carry the cigars, the whiskey and the real food for me so I wouldn't have to compromise my UL fundamentals!

Adrian B
(adrianb) - MLife

Locale: Auckland, New Zealand
Re: New Zealand Trip Report on 02/19/2009 18:04:09 MST Print View

Hey the weather further down here isn't that bad :)

Lynn Tramper
(retropump) - F

Locale: The Antipodes of La Coruna
Re: Re: New Zealand Trip Report on 02/19/2009 18:15:01 MST Print View

>Hey the weather further down here isn't that bad :)

Yeah, and you should have seen the week before Xmas we spent in Nelson Lakes...it rained the whole trip :(

les lloyd
(denaliguide) - F

Locale: new zealand & alaska
great weather on 03/22/2009 02:22:20 MDT Print View

the weather here has been great the last few days. I'm in wanaka.

Adrian B
(adrianb) - MLife

Locale: Auckland, New Zealand
Re: great weather on 03/22/2009 02:23:34 MDT Print View

yes fantastic.. just got back from 9 nights in Fiordland !