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Trip to New Zealand Suggestions
« on: April 08, 2014, 08:29:44 pm »
I am hoping to cave in NZ next spring/summer. Any good contacts / places to stay / etc to recommend?


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Re: Trip to New Zealand Suggestions
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2014, 12:09:42 pm »
Amy, what is wrong with the UK :weep:

Try the NZ Caving Soc

http://caves.org.nz/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/NZSS/Welcome

I have always found them very helpful.

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Re: Trip to New Zealand Suggestions
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2014, 04:01:45 pm »
Been to UK twice. There be other caves ;-) a friend and i have wanted to get to nz for years and made a pact to go next summer.

I also want to cave in iceland and brazil.

I have fancy dreams...

Plus i think it would be cool to do a cave in all 50 US states. I mean, that is like doing one in each European country landmass wise!

I have a bucket list and plan for it not just dream! What other way is there to live??

Cheers for the link! Any direct contacts people know of would be helpful too :-)
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Re: Trip to New Zealand Suggestions
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2014, 05:07:25 pm »
The current issue of Descent (UK caving magazine) has an inspirational article on the connecting of Nettlebed and Stormy Pot under Mt.Arthur in NZ to create the 5th deepest through trip. Three days is the recommended time for the through trip.

J.Ravens "Stormy to Nettlebed: the connection at last", Descent 237 (April/May 2014), pp.18-24.

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Re: Trip to New Zealand Suggestions
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2014, 05:39:55 pm »
Yes i heard of the connection! Most I've ever spent ug was two days im not sure i could have lasted three, i didnt get much sleep (25 hrs ug and maybe only 1 hr of sleep) i am past the days of multiple allnighters in a row ;-)
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Re: Trip to New Zealand Suggestions
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2014, 08:36:43 pm »
Bloody hell. I had more kip than that on a 7 hour trip down OFD..... :lol:
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Re: Trip to New Zealand Suggestions
« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2014, 10:20:05 pm »
Big news has just arrived concerning Bulmer so I suspect there will be plenty happening there, but remember, summer is  January - February
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Re: Trip to New Zealand Suggestions
« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2014, 10:34:49 am »
I think at my age I will go for the low level stuff!

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Re: Trip to New Zealand Suggestions
« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2015, 07:29:59 am »
Amy, I think I can help after our recent trip.

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Re: Trip to New Zealand Suggestions
« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2015, 11:10:52 am »
Middle Earth and Summit Tomo are amazing, on Takaka hill
http://www.nsg.org.nz/

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Re: Trip to New Zealand Suggestions
« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2015, 10:07:11 pm »
i think it would be cool to do a cave in all 50 US states. I mean, that is like doing one in each European country landmass wise!

Having unknowingly walked up the highest peaks in WI and SD, US relatives gave me the guidebook "50 state summits" which detailed the highest peaks in each state (some such as FL were pretty pointless unless you're into tick sheets). Might be interesting to think about the longest caves in each state? (Or does NSS already publish a list?)

John Gunn used to have a lecture "Around the World in 80 Caves" - that's probably a more interesting challenge.


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Re: Trip to New Zealand Suggestions
« Reply #11 on: March 11, 2015, 02:13:42 pm »
Amy, I think I can help after our recent trip.
awesome! I think Bratchly is there right now too. Maybe late this year.  Was going to go shortly but plans with travel buddy fell through and now I am posting from hospital. Won't be up to Caving for a few months. Then it's back to work on my bucket list!!!
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Re: Trip to New Zealand Suggestions
« Reply #12 on: December 17, 2015, 11:03:00 am »
Latest edition of Speleonews has an article on caving in New Zealand.

Vol 55 No 6 December 2015

I have an e-copy somewhere.