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Three point seventy five Belgiums or half a Norway. It’s the 1000km mark!

Right before the Hauhungaroa range (commonly pronounced by us as the Huanuahua range) we reached the motivational low point of the hike. The trails were horrible, the weather was miserable, our moods intolerable. We contemplated quitting for a few days. We wondered why we weren't enjoying it. And I tried to answer a seemingly simple,… Continue reading Three point seventy five Belgiums or half a Norway. It’s the 1000km mark!

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Now that we’ve come to think about it, they did have a lot of sh*tty weather in The Lord of the Rings too!

Much more than a physical struggle this trail is becoming a mind game, challenging our mental fitness beyond our physical capabilities. After walking for such a sustained period of time you are so fit that you will keep walking without problems as long as your head wants you to. The biggest challenge is to keep… Continue reading Now that we’ve come to think about it, they did have a lot of sh*tty weather in The Lord of the Rings too!

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What is another 100km anyway?

We're almost at the 800km mark now! Half way down the North Island and getting close to 1000. Walking has become such a habit that a 100km doesn't feel that far at all anymore. Hamilton is 100km away you say? We'll be there in no time! This week alone we've covered over 170km. Already now… Continue reading What is another 100km anyway?