It is easy to glorify climbing. In the mountains the stakes are high and risks extreme. There is a lot of hardship, and it is amongst the hardship that compels climbers to come back into a place of risk time and time again. At the heart of this hardship is the relationships that are molded between climbers. Through the noise, the forecasts, the beta, the right and wrongs, is a story worth telling.
Whilst Westland Tai Poutini National Park is abundant with plant life, the same can't be said for the animal population. But if you're willing to look a little harder, you may spot some unique creatures in the landscape.