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Long-Distance Walks with Mark Moxon

Taranaki Circuit: Introduction

The weather makes (and breaks) the walking experience in New Zealand, and the huge volcano of Taranaki on the west coast of the North Island is particularly susceptible to changeable weather. As warm, moisture-laden air rolls in from the sea and hits the volcano, it gets pushed up into the colder high-altitude air and forms clouds, which then spend days emptying buckets of water over the heads of unsuspecting trampers. I should know; it happened to me.