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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Wed 02 May, 2018 1:50 pm

eggs wrote:Are you on the way to Mt John Observatory?

Correct eggs. Ascending Mt John via the forest track overlooking Lake Tekapo and village. I had hoped for a nice coffee on reaching the summit observatory cafe. But their espresso machine had broken down when I finally arrived...groan.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby eggs » Wed 02 May, 2018 2:04 pm

I was wondering if it was the coffee you were really after...

Back to the Pacific - name of the River
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Rafting the Upper Navua River in Fiji
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Wed 02 May, 2018 3:33 pm

Are you still in Fiji eggs, rafting the Upper Navua River?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby eggs » Wed 02 May, 2018 3:40 pm

Correct John.
Got to give you a few ideas if you go back...
Marvellous fun
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Wed 02 May, 2018 11:36 pm

eggs wrote:Correct John.
Got to give you a few ideas if you go back...
Marvellous fun

Sure does. Reminds a little of the Wollangambe Canyon, maybe I could sneak the packraft into my luggage :).

For something completely different, an old scanned photo from Europe:
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The Major Oak (Quercus Robur) - Sherwood Forest via Edwinstowe, Nottinghamshire England
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby MountainMadness » Thu 03 May, 2018 8:42 am

Ha love old scanned photos from the dusty garage.........

Is it Major Oak? As I'm only a young'un I've only seen the newer 'more robust' propping so I can't directly confirm this.......
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Thu 03 May, 2018 10:03 am

MountainMadness wrote:Ha love old scanned photos from the dusty garage.........

Is it Major Oak? As I'm only a young'un I've only seen the newer 'more robust' propping so I can't directly confirm this.......

Yes MM, the Major Oak tree in Sherwood Forest, taken in 1993. I'm sure Robin Hood and his merry men would have enjoyed it without all the supports.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby MountainMadness » Thu 03 May, 2018 11:59 am

Ha yep heard the tree has some interesting 'history'..............

Keeping with the somewhat 'non-bushwalking theme where is this in NZ?

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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Thu 03 May, 2018 12:23 pm

is that the Kawarau bungy jump bridge near Queenstown?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby MountainMadness » Thu 03 May, 2018 12:58 pm

No John that bridge is a suspension bridge whereas this is a truss bridge (apologies - civil engineer here). Its northeast of there.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Fri 04 May, 2018 11:40 am

MountainMadness wrote:No John that bridge is a suspension bridge whereas this is a truss bridge (apologies - civil engineer here). Its northeast of there.

I've got nothing so far. It does remind me of that general region around Queenstown, maybe somewhere on the Shotover or Arrow Rivers.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby MountainMadness » Fri 04 May, 2018 11:49 am

Sorry should probably have noted that its several hundreds of km from Queenstown (probably my geeky engineering talk put people off :? ). Wasn't on my way to any mountain climb or bushwalk - just for a relaxing night away with the wife.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby eggs » Fri 04 May, 2018 4:35 pm

Ferry Bridge over the Waiau River near Hanmer Springs
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby MountainMadness » Fri 04 May, 2018 8:45 pm

Yes eggs
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby eggs » Fri 04 May, 2018 10:23 pm

Thanks MM

Back to Europe
We were nearing a rifugio..
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after crossing over Col de la Seigne into Val Veny [and Italy] and heading for Rifugio Elisabetta. Mt Blanc massif rising on the LHS
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby Orion » Sat 05 May, 2018 11:48 am

Looks like the Dolomites.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby eggs » Sat 05 May, 2018 1:01 pm

We are in Italy - but we had just walked out of France
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby eggs » Mon 07 May, 2018 10:22 am

Had morning tea at the rifigio and then lunch at the moraine you can see in the valley.
Then onto the RHS ridge before dropping to a major town that afternoon [which boasts a rotating cable car to some notable heights].
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Mon 07 May, 2018 11:12 am

Val Veny?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby eggs » Mon 07 May, 2018 11:39 am

Ahh - the ping pong partner is back. :)
That will do John.

We had crossed Col de la Seigne into Val Veny and heading for Rifugio Elisabetta which is just behind the rock face on the left - part of Pyramides Calcaires.
Lunch was at Combal near Lac du Miage on Glacier du Miage - before heading over Col Checrouit to Dolonne/Courmayeur
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Mon 07 May, 2018 11:15 pm

eggs wrote:Ahh - the ping pong partner is back. :)
That will do John.

We had crossed Col de la Seigne into Val Veny and heading for Rifugio Elisabetta which is just behind the rock face on the left - part of Pyramides Calcaires.
Lunch was at Combal near Lac du Miage on Glacier du Miage - before heading over Col Checrouit to Dolonne/Courmayeur

Thank you eggs. Lol, we'll see I guess :). I was confident of Val Veny but glad I didn't add to it as I would have had the wrong rifugio, although was heading for Courmayeur.

Aotearoa again:
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Looking towards Walter Peak from the Mt Crichton loop track above Lake Dispute - via Queenstown, Otago New Zealand
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby wayno » Tue 08 May, 2018 7:47 am

just about any valley in canterbury otago or fiordland
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Tue 08 May, 2018 9:52 am

wayno wrote:just about any valley in canterbury otago or fiordland

Work with me wayno :). I can narrow it down to Otago. I would accept the name of one or more of the peaks at the back. Bonus points for any other correct info.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby wayno » Tue 08 May, 2018 10:06 am

walter peak
from the land of the long white clouds...

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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Tue 08 May, 2018 11:01 am

wayno wrote:walter peak

Correct wayno. Taken from a small plateau above Lake Dispute on the other side of L. Wakatipu. Over to you.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby wayno » Thu 10 May, 2018 8:37 am

new zealand
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from the land of the long white clouds...

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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Thu 10 May, 2018 11:04 pm

No idea, is that the Southern Alps in the background?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby eggs » Fri 11 May, 2018 5:26 pm

Pretty tough. It helps to have been to some of these places.
I can see a reasonably flat alpine plain with a lot of open areas and a track on the ridge directly below.
Reasonably forested slopes implies more westish locale.
There is some flat bits on the Matiri Range, but cannot place this view.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby wayno » Fri 11 May, 2018 5:42 pm

not the matiri range area
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby Walk_fat boy_walk » Fri 11 May, 2018 9:26 pm

Complete stab but has a Richmond range feel about it??

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