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Enchainment

A human-powered expedition to link all of NZ's highest peaks Published in the Autumn 2022 edition of Climbing in Aotearoa: The New Zealand Alpine Journal   In the summer at the end ...
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Mitre Peak / Rahotu

Mitre Peak / Rahotu 5th–6th February 2022 Milford Sound / Piopiotahi, Fiordland National Park Climb with Rachel Jones and Alice Payn. When a red warning of rain put paid to our canyoning plans on ...
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Imp Grotto v4a3II***

Imp Grotto 16th January 2022 v4a3II*** Haast Pass / Tioripātea, Mount Aspiring National Park Descent with Paul du Temple and Rachel Jones. The final descent of an epic weekend, after Falls Creek on Friday and ...
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Wilson Creek v4a4IV***

Wilson Creek 15th January 2022 v4a4IV*** Haast Pass / Tioripātea, Mount Aspiring National Park   Descent with Paul du Temple and Rachel Jones. After a massive day descending Falls Creek in Fiordland the day before, we ...
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Falls Creek v5a5IV***

Falls Creek 14th January 2022 v5a5IV*** Hollyford River / Whakatipu Kā Tuka Valley, Fiordland National Park   Descent with Paul du Temple, Rachel Jones, Patrick Timm, and Strahn Neill. Slightly hesitantly, we set off for a ...
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Mill Creek v4a4II**

Mill Creek 8th January 2022 v4a4II** West Wānaka Conservation Area, Matukituki Valley, Otago   Descent with Rachel Jones, Patrick Timm, and Emma Stanley. The waterfalls in Mill Creek look quite intimidating from above, but most of ...
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Robinson Creek v4a3II***

Robinson Creek 7th January 2022 v4a3II*** Haast Pass / Tioripātea, Mount Aspiring National Park Descent with Emma Stanley. This was my first time teaming up with Emma, so we went for a short but spectacular ...
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Ore Stream v4a5IV***

Ore Stream 5th January 2022 v4a5IV*** Haast Pass / Tioripātea, Mount Aspiring National Park Descent with Rachel Jones, Patrick Timm, and Gareth Riches. I hadn't met Patrick or Gareth before, but after the one canyon ...
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Lewis Pass Tops

Lewis Pass Tops 31st December 2021 – 3rd January 2022 Lewis Pass Scenic Reserve and Lake Sumner (Hoka Kura) Forest Park Tramping with Liv Feary. Most people take one or two days to complete ...
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Mt Alexander

Mt Alexander 24th–26th December 2021 Kaimata Range, Ōtira–Kopara Forest Conservation Area   Tramping with Hanni Hopsu. Our initial plans for a five-day Christmas tramp in south Westland were scuppered by weather, so we fell back ...
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Mather Creek v4a4III***

Mather Creek 18th December 2021 v4a4III*** Haast Pass / Tioripātea, Mount Aspiring National Park   Descent with Gavin Barry-Morgan, Hugh Simons, and Rachel Jones. After getting Hugh back into canyoning with a post-lockdown lap of Cross ...
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Cross Creek v3a2II***

Cross Creek 17th December 2021 v3a2II*** Haast Pass, Mount Aspiring National Park   Descent with Gavin Barry-Morgan and Hugh Simons. After driving to Makarora from Christchurch, we decided we had time for an evening lap of ...
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Shakdhara Range

The mountains of southern Tajikistan From the Spring 2021 edition of Climbing in Aotearoa: The New Zealand Alpine Journal   This map was created to illustrate an article by Pat Deavoll detailing ...
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Darran Mountains

Plan oblique linework From the Spring 2021 edition of Climbing in Aotearoa: The New Zealand Alpine Journal   This map was created to illustrate an article by my friend Nia Weinzweig about ...
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Tour Aotearoa South

#30DayMapChallenge 2021 Day 7 – Green One from the very recent archive. An A1-sized poster of a bike ride down the length of the South Island. This was commissioned by a friend as ...
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Christchurch DSM

#30DayMapChallenge 2021 Day 6 – Red Digital Surface Model of Christchurch, but just the ambient occlusion output from Blender, supplemented with Ōtākaro/Avon River and Lakes Victoria and Albert in Hagley ...
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Mayor Island

#30DayMapChallenge 2021 Day 3 – Polygons Mayor Island A hillshade generated from hillshade-contour polygons, using a method described by Russ White in his 2021 Nacis ...
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Rome Ridge

Rome Ridge 22nd October 2021 Grade III, 2+ Mount Rolleston, Arthur's Pass National Park   Traversing the 'horizontal' part of Rome Ridge, just before the Shark's Tooth, in the early morning sunlight.   “Looking at doing Rome ...
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Mueller Hut and Mt Annette

Mueller Hut and Mt Annette 1st – 3rd October 2021 Grade I, 1 Sealy Range, Aoraki Mount Cook National Park   Mueller Hut (1800m), partially buried in the snow, with Aoraki/Mt Cook behind.   My housemate and ...
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Touch Down WI3

Touch Down 14th August 2021 WI3 60m (we did 30m) South Face of Single Cone, The Remarkables   The view from the snow cave.   From The Remarkables ski area, Ed and I made use of a ...
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Kepler Track

Day 30 of #30DayMapChallenge A Map A 3D view of one of New Zealand's Great Walks. The issue with using the LINZ Topomap images for 3D perspective maps is that unless you're ...
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Meridional Circuits

Day 10 of #30DayMapChallenge Grid The New Zealand Transverse Mercator 2000 (NZTM2000) projection covers the main islands and is the preferred projection for spatial data in New Zealand.  It is based ...
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Christchurch Trees

Day 7 of #30DayMapChallenge Green This is similar to last year's 'Green' map of Auckland, which showed vegetation points from LiDAR. The LiDAR available for Christchurch is not fully classified, so this ...
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Hagley Park Halftone

Day 1 of #30DayMapChallenge Points Bounded by Deans, Harper, Rolleston, and Moorhouse Avenues, the park contains a golf course, cricket ovals, rugby fields, and the Botanic Gardens, as well as Ōtākaro ...
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Mt Torlesse

Mt Torlesse (1961m) via Kowai River 14th June 2020 Grade I, 1+ Torlesse Range, Korowai/Torlesse Tussocklands Park   Mt Torlesse viewed from the Kowai Valley   My legs were feeling the previous day's climb up Mt Philistine ...
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Spinhaus

An endlessly tessellated and wildy psychedelic map of the world's ocean(s) in the Spilhaus projection For information about this map projection, check out The Spilhaus World Ocean Map in a Square ...
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3D Climbing Topo

Day 29 of #30DayMapChallenge 2019 Experimental Subluminal, Swanage, UK This is an interactive 3D model of a sea cliff near Swanage on the south coast of England, augmented with the lines of ...
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Trestle View Campsite

Day 23 of #30DayMapChallenge 2019 Population Trestle View Campsite, Coromandel, New Zealand I’m spending the weekend camping and canyoning in the Coromandel, a spectacularly beautiful piece of NZ, and only a couple ...
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Ski Trails

Day 13 of #30DayMapChallenge Tracks GPS tracks of my skiing career at the two main ski areas Mt Ruapehu, on the North Island of New Zealand. Each area is rotated so ...
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Antarctica Joy Spiral

Day 11 of #30DayMapChallenge Elevation A 'Joy Plot' of the University of Minnesota's Polar Geospatial Center's Reference Elevation Model of Antarctica This is built from a 0.5° × 0.5° grid of sample ...
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Waiheke Wineries

Day 7 of #30DayMapChallenge Red Genuine authentic pirate map of vineyards (according to LINZ Topo50 data) and individual wineries (according to New Zealand Wine) on Waiheke Island in the Hauraki Gulf. Pirate ...
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Relative Elevation Model

Day 6 of #30DayMapChallenge Blue Relative Elevation Model of Wairau River, Marlborough, New Zealand Unlike a standard elevation model which shows height above a zero datum, a relative elevation model shows height ...
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