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Tongariro – The track across Middle Earth

Tongariro – The track across Middle Earth

Nhauruhoe featured as the terrifying Mount Doom in the Lord of the Rings movies. It’s one of the many cones of the vast Tongariro complex. You can see Nhauruhoe on the Tongariro Crossing, a beautiful walking track along 20 kilometres of steaming and colourful volcanic terrain from Mangatepopo to Ketetahi in New Zealand.

Ode to the mountains! – The magic of Mount Taranaki

Ode to the mountains! – The magic of Mount Taranaki

Mount Taranaki on the north island of New Zealand. The mythical mountain that is obscured from view most days of the year, shrouded by its own low-hanging clouds. But now it stood there, clearly visible, and beckoning in all its glory. I literally skidded to a halt, and changed my course there & then. It was calling me and I had to go.

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