Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


Stump or be Stumped?

www.humpridgetrack.co.nz

MEDIA RELEASE:

For Immediate Release


Stump the Hump

Annual 24hr Challenge: 1-2 February 2013


Stump or be Stumped?

Stump the Hump is a unique 24hr walking event like no other in New Zealand. Aimed at endurance sportspeople and adventurous trampers, this event challenges you to experience a day in the life of the Tuatapere Hump Ridge Track and walk the 55km loop in a single day. Neither a race, nor a run – its ap-peal stretches far and wide making it a unique, all inclusive, event designed for daring individuals from all sporting backgrounds. Doubling in numbers each year this event is sure to sell out in its third year with 250 participants.

Starting from Rarakau at midnight on Friday 1 February, participants trek over sandy beaches and through ancient podocarp forest reaching the subalpine Okaka Lodge to enjoy hot porridge and watch dawn break over the Takitimu Mountains, Stewart Island and the Southern Ocean. Walk down the Hump Ridge as the sun rises, through untouched beech forest and across historic viaducts, arriving at Port Craig in time for lunch. Finish with a Saturday afternoon stroll through native forest to Bluecliffs Beach. Bevan Hurley, The New Zealand Herald participated in Stump the Hump 2012 and wrote “Even in the darkness the intriguing beauty of Fiordland is apparent.” The opportunity to hike overnight and watch dawn rise over the Southern Seas will, for many people, be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Stump the Hump is the annual fundraising event for the Tuatapere Hump Track Charitable Trust and all proceeds go towards the Tuatapere Hump Ridge Track and the community of Tuatapere. The Tuatapere Hump Ridge Track is a privately operated track run for and by the community of Tuatapere. Hugh Conly, The Press, Christchurch writes about the track, “Today, the Hump Ridge continues to inspire those who climb it … For most trampers, the views alone – extending from Fiordland to Stewart Island – are worth the effort of the climb. On a clear day, it’s not hard for anyone to believe they are on top of the world.”

Cost: $130pp

For more information:

w: www.humpridgetrack.co.nz

e: walk@humpridgetrack.co.nz

t: 0800 486 774

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Electronica: Restoring The World’s First Recorded Computer Music

University of Canterbury Distinguished Professor Jack Copeland and UC alumni and composer Jason Long have restored the earliest known recording of computer-generated music, created more than 65 years ago using programming techniques devised by Alan Turing. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Almost Getting Away With Murder

The Black Widow by Lee-Anne Cartier: Lee-Anne Cartier is the sister of the Christchurch man found to have been murdered by his wife, Helen Milner, after an initial assumption by police that his death, in 2009, was suicide. More>>

Howard Davis: Triple Echo - The Malevich/Reinhardt/Hotere Nexus

Howard Davis: The current juxtaposition of works by Ralph Hotere and Ad Reinhardt at Te Papa perfectly exemplifies Jean Michel Massing's preoccupation with the transmigration of imagery in a remarkable triple echo effect... More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Nō Tāu Manawa

Vaughan Rapatahana responds to Fale Aitu | Spirit House by Tusiata Avi: "fa’afetai Tusiata, fa’afetai, / you’ve swerved & served us a masterclass corpus / through graft / of tears & fears..." More>>

9 Golds - 21 Medals: NZ Team Celebrates As Rio 2016 Paralympic Games Close

The entire New Zealand Paralympic Team, led by kiwi sprinter and double gold medallist Liam Malone as flag bearer, are on the bus to the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro for the Closing Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. There, they will celebrate the fantastic successes of the past 10 days. More>>

ALSO:

New Zealand Improv Festival: The Festival Of Moments To Return To The Capital

The eighth incarnation of the New Zealand Improv Festival comes to BATS Theatre this 4-8 October , with a stellar line-up of spontaneous theatre and instant comedy performed and directed by top improvisors from around New Zealand and the world. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news