Fear the Cone

“The big daddy of New Zealand’s South Island fields has a reputation for being big, bad and nasty — in a good way,” Rachael Oakes-Ash writes for The Sydney Morning Herald. “Some whisper about Treble Cone in fear, others just try to keep it a big secret. Treble Cone is a local’s mountain. It doesn’t have the big marketing money of Coronet Peak and the Remarkables to help put it forefront in the minds of cashed-up travellers. With Lake Wanaka below and a Southern Alps vista that stretches for miles, the view alone is worth the life-threatening 2-minute drive — on un-tarred roads that a mountain goat would think twice about attempting. As with most reputations, Treble Cone’s starts with a hint of truth: yes, it has extreme terrain but it has plenty for intermediates, too. I suspect the rumours have been created by diehard Treble Coners who want this mountain to themselves. After my first trip, I could see why.”


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Sharing Taonga at The Pacific Virtual Museum

Sharing Taonga at The Pacific Virtual Museum

Tim Kong, director of The Pacific Virtual Museum, describes how the project is making the cultural heritage of the Pacific visible and accessible to all, in a perspective piece published on The…