Thomas Hadley conversation

In April this year Thomas Hadley ascended Mt Taranaki, climbed to the top of the Pouakai and Kaitaki ranges, and hiked to the top of Paritutu...in record time. He came along to share his experience with us: how he prepared, what he learned, and what it takes to do this sort of challenge.

Thanks, Thomas! We were all engaged, impressed, and motivated by your talk.


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We gathered during the lunch break to hear Thomas' tales.


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Thomas with some of his gear... and us with our Milo and biscuits!


Thomas found some tracks off the beaten path using Maps Past

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He told us where to find records to beat on Mount Taranaki Speed Records


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Thomas also made good use of NZ Topo Map


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For more info, check out Stuff's coverage Youngest champion takes record title title for Taranaki's four peak challenge.