Mystic River – Kia Ora Magazine

Mythology and geology are constant companions on a Wanaka River Journeys’ jet-boat trip up the braided Matukituki River into Mt Aspiring National Park. The twin passions of operator Brent Pihama become evident immediately after introductions and a safety briefng on the boat. Starting with a karakia (Maori prayer), the former commercial diver….more

Pat Deavoll – Climber

Pat Deavoll

She first summited Mt Cook at the age of 17, and over the past two decades has climbed her way to being one of the country’s top mountaineers with an enviable tally of alpine expeditions from the Southern Alps to Nepal, China, India and Alaska. Over two northern hemisphere winters she spent 120 days climbing frozen waterfalls in the Canadian Rockies leading ascents on grade 6 climbs on classic routes with names like Sea of Vapours, Nemesis and Acid Howl. When she got bitten by….more