Shelter from the Storm: The Story of NZ’s Backcountry Huts – review

By Geoff Chapple In Books

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24th January, 2013
Many New Zealanders know the blessing of a backcountry hut in zero weather – the howling darkness outside and the huddled group inside, safe around the fire. But even on a sunny afternoon, the mere gaining of this end-of-day shelter after a long tramp in the hills has a satisfaction all its own. For such people, the hut is a locus of love, and they’ll find Shelter from the Storm: The Story of New Zealand’s Backcountry Huts thrilling. Three of our best-known tramping authors have laid out the scattered history of the huts by way of essays and wonderful selections of historic ...

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