Roland Dale from Timaru gave a very interesting talk on today’s meeting. Roland is 70+ years old. For the last 15 years has been going to Fiordland each year for a month-long trips. Living a dream. The party is dropped off in a helicopter at one location and picked up a month later at the destination, with food drops along the planned route. He carries 30kg backpack and the routes often include climbing sections. Amazing journeys. Extraordinary photos. Lots of hardship especially in rainy days. But very rewarding when the weather improves.
The meeting today was quite interesting. Lots of good photos, especially in “smooth and rough” theme.