Outdoor travel offers plenty of unique and varied opportunities to truly make travel your own. Hiking doesn’t have to mean a two-week trek over craggy mountains if your speed is a more casual stroll through serene old-growth forests, just as a relaxing weekend camp not too far off the beaten path doesn’t have to mean missing out on a good bu...
Outdoor travel offers plenty of unique and varied opportunities to truly make travel your own. Hiking doesn’t have to mean a two-week trek over craggy mountains if your speed is a more casual stroll through serene old-growth forests, just as a relaxing weekend camp not too far off the beaten path doesn’t have to mean missing out on a good butt-kicking bike trail.
We carry a small range of books and saftey guides that can help you enjoy the outdoors.
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New Zealand’s go-to avalanche awareness handbook reflects the best in current avalanche knowledge, applied to New Zealand’s unique mountain environment.
Infused with a resurgent Maori culture, big and bold volcanic activity, and the cosmopolitan urban cool of Auckland and Wellington, New Zealand's North Island is a vibrant and versatile destination.
Mountaineering - The Freedom of the Hills is one of the most popular books for climbers. "If there is only one 'how to' book to read for the aspirant and expert alike, it is Freedom of the Hills. In fact, it is fair to say that Freedom is the definitive guide to mountains and climbing and has influenced pretty much every climber." -- Conrad Anke