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Blood, Sweat and Tears – Tackling the highest summit in Hawkes Bay

10 points awaited Warren, with a 3.30am wakeup – planning a sunrise hike with kids in tow didn’t quite work as planned.   Warren’s cousin Olivia was to join us for the hike today but we never did cross paths in the end, she was up and down well ahead of us, although we are pretty sure we saw her going up on another track. We …

At the end of another day – Waipoapoa Summit

January 7th we ventured out for some holiday down time at Waimaramara beach as a family.   After fish and chips at the local shop we headed for the countryside to squeeze in a SOTA summit activation.  Warren couldnt let a day’s chance pass him by and he had prepared himself for the chance and made contact with the land owner to gain permission to access …

From 2015 and into 2016 on – zl1/wk-188 – Puketarata

As the year ticked over from 2015 to 2016 Warrens adventures with SOTA were not about to go astray just because we were restricted on where we could be.   Warrens work life and a few associated hiccups have meant an extended period on call this holiday season, including having to push back our holiday to the Hawkes Bay, to visit friends and family and of …

In the still of the evening……and into the night…..

We are not quite sure what inspired us to tick off a third summit activation for today.  Perhaps it was Warrens need push the boundaries and squeeze as much into one day as humanly possible or just that no matter what the time of day, he wanted to finish exactly what he said he would do.  So we made our way out to Te Puke, …