SO CLOSE TO WELLINGTON, with a storied history encompassing triumph and tragedy, the Tararua Ranges have a near-mythical status in the tramping fraternity. Many a love affair with tramping has been born in these hills, yet it’s a mountain range that has more than its fair share of accidents and near-misses.

One recent example was that of Peter Crosland, chronicled in the story ‘Rocks for a hard place’ (. By

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