Jamie on second ice step.

First Ascent on the South Face of Mount Sealy

I finally escape from the office, only slightly behind schedule. Running down the stairs, all thoughts of work disappear and suddenly climbing is all I can think about. Steve Fortune and I have just over 48 hours to achieve our objective: a first ascent on the south face of Mount Sealy. read more »

Backyard & Beyond by Paul Hersey (update)

Backyard & Beyond Update by Paul Hersey

From the November 2011 issue of biv/mail. Backyard and Beyond is a year-long project to seek and promote home-grown exploration and adventure. By bringing together a group of like-minded, adventurous individuals, the team aims to highlight the positive nature of … read more »

Backyard and Beyond

Backyard and Beyond by Paul Hersey

From the June 2011 issue of biv/mail As a nation, Aotearoa New Zealand prides itself on its outdoor-based give-it-a-go attitude. Along with our natural environment, this is seen as a major contributor to our national identity. Many of this country’s … read more »