5 Oct 2015

Rob's Progress

Hi Guys - I feel so guilty about my lack of interesting input on gear and trip reviews - my passion.

As you all know I have had major back surgery. Quite depressing for an active guy!

Anyhow, I am now 4 month post op and seeing the surgeon next week in AKL for 'sign off'

I am walking about 7 to 8 Ks every second day and pain free although I get a bit of tiredness (muscle fatigue) in the back. Looking forward to doing some gym and yoga work.

I am planning hitting the hills over labour w/e and with my tramping mate Lee McKay (no relation) first week of Dec.

Also doing the Motatapu over Xmas with a few ATC stalwarts. May be continuing on to the Greenstone?

Although not gear testing over the last 12 months, I am always active in the lightweight gear blogs, so feel free to contact me for any suggestions on how to tramp light weight and where to buy best lightweight gear for NZ tramping