Its not often I get the opportunity to get a spare weekend away. I was very happy with the chance to go back to Mount Taranaki, on the north island, and attempt to walk up above the clouds. I'd been there many years ago and was hoping to get the same experience.
I stayed at a great place, the Dawson Falls Lodge, and took the trial up the sister peak, Mount Fanthom, for a 7 hour, grueling trek up the mountain.
Hardest physical challenge ever. Really!