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Big BIG Climb


So much for bigclimb being a pretentious metaphor for adventure, we’ve done some real climbing…

Mount Te Aroha – 952m (Yes that IS a Munro). Completed from base to the mast that you can see at the top in 4 hours. Not bad for what we thought was going to be a short stroll!

Although going up was hellish, we did finally make it to the top (where there may have been a brief nod to ‘Man of the Mountain’…[censored])

Luckily, we were staying at a cosy wee YHA at the bottom, complete with no other guests (!) and it’s own collection of vinyls.

Listening to:

From the soundtrack to the movie Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, by Peter Frampton and the Bee Gees.