Hi, I'm Ben. I'm a keen rock climber and mountaineer from Canterbury, New Zealand. My aspiration is to climb New Zealand's biggest and most technically demanding mountains. During 2014 - 2015, I undertook the 52 Peaks challenge. This consisted of climbing 52 named mountain peaks, over 1000 meters in 52 weeks. I thoroughly enjoyed this challenge and after completing it, I was motivated to begin climbing higher peaks and to tackle steeper terrain.
While looking for the next challenge, I came across the New Zealand Alpine Club's 100 Great Peaks challenge. This is a list of 100 classic mountains to climb in New Zealand. It includes a whole range of mountains from very technically demanding to easy hiking tracks. To date, no one has completed the entire list. My goal is to summit every peak on this list.
I created this site as a way of logging my climbs and sharing some of my photos.