Aoraki Bound experience

Ngā manaakitanga o te wā ki a koutou katoa.
Aspiration – what is it? I think most people would say it is a hope or ambition towards achieving something. Very few would say its other meaning; the process of drawing breath. In February I was part of Kupe 614, a nervous but eager few who were embarking on the journey of Aoraki Bound. The whakataukī encompassing this journey was: “Ekea kā tiritiri o te Moana – ascend to the heights of your aspiration”. Right from the get go it was no walk in the park and needless to say, it wasn’t long until I felt at the top of my breathing capability. [Read more…]