Natural High

Sydney Morning Herald journo-cum-adventurer recommends NZ as the perfect training ground for would-be mountaineers: “It’s close, cheap, the inhabitants speak English, and the mountains are world-class.” Particularly highly regarded is the NZ Mountain Safety Council’s 2-day advanced snowcraft course (NZ$120). A non-profit, volunteer-run organization, the MSC was established in 1966 “to encourage the enjoyment of the mountains, and to promote safety through more effective techniques, responsible attitudes and sound judgement.”


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All Black Beauden Barrett Signs with Suntory

All Black Beauden Barrett Signs with Suntory

All Blacks flyhalf Beauden Barrett, 29, will play for the Suntory Sungoliath in Japan’s Top League next season, which starts in January 2021, Japanese newspaper The Yomiuri Shimbun reports. Barrett, a two-time…