To be honest, I wasn't 100% sure of the difference between Hard Shell or Soft Shell - so I did a bit of research, and this is what I found.
I was recently invited to attend the Mountain Safety Councils Northern Regional Annual Training and Meeting. I have recently become more involved in the MSC, first as a participant of a range of their courses, and now as the official photographer.
This weekend I attended the Risk Management Course organised by the Mountain Safety Council.
For the majority of New Zealand trampers, you will spend most of your time on well established and marked tracks. However, the ability to know where you actually are, at any given time, cannot be underestimated. Especially if at some point you plan of evolving into bush bashing or unmarked explorations.
A simple overnight stay in the Mataitai Forest.
The week at Muller Hut as Volunteer DOC Hut Wardens in the Mount Cook National Park.
Photography Tour of Skipper Canon, Queenstown
Head back to the trail we did during the MSC Advanced Bushcraft course - following the main loop around 1000 Acre Clearing in the Waharau Regional Park, on the east side of the Hunua Ranges.