I am more a distance runner then a tramper at present. I generally only tramp for a few weeks in Jan and Feb. I love the challenge of tramping perhaps more then I enjoy the traditional appeal of scenery and wildlife. If I'm not running the trail I am pushing hard with a heavy load usually in an attempt to cram a 10 day tramp into 5 long days.
In 2005 I won TV3's reality TV show "The Summit". It was my familiarity with the outdoors and experience as a tramper that gave me the edge on my competition.
I look forward to passing you all on the trail soon. =)