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Two weeks till Easter – two weeks until the girls from Campus Church head out on a trip with us! It is totally exciting to have our first trip over Easter this year. And such a great opportunity to celebrate what Jesus has done for us, in a new way.

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Team Middle Mt Peel!

Hot off the press, pictures from Rob and team’s ascent. It was a good climb up Middle Mt Peel though they were in the cloud most of the time. The trig photo is atop Little Mt Peel.

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I’m sure they did more walking than lying down – I’m guessing the view was good at this angle, or they wanted to make the point that it was a tiring climb!

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Three trips pending

The Peak Challenge raised over $1,000 this year!

Thanks so much for all who contributed – their time and money to the event.

We are looking at purchasing a small amount of gear with these funds raised, along with training new guides really well. We will be recruiting guides soon, so if you or anyone you know may be interested please head our way! wideopenspaces@gmail.com or 033472241 will get you in touch with us.

All you need is a passion to share Christ with others, and a love of the outdoors.

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Mt Grey

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Once again Elya lead a team for the Peak Challenge, thanks so much!

It was the second time a group has climbed Mt Grey – this time they truly made it to the top. Thankfully good weather assisted their ascent rather than hinder them. Anyone remember the climb in 2011?

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So this is our excuse from 2011, it was REALLY wet, really really wet. We were close enough to the top. It would have been worth the few metres to get a great photo, but we cannot all be this photogenic!

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Team Godley Head Made It!

Thats right, we all made it to the top – Thomas walked all the way!

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Waitangi Day – Peak Challenge – Two days time!

Are you ready?

Not too sure if we are. I’m still gathering sponsorship for Josh – I’m sure he will walk some of the track to Godley Head. Blair has done a good job with Thomas’ tally. I’m sure Thomas will be well old enough to ask people next year – those attending Sunday@7 St Johns will be relieved!

If there is anyone else who would like to join our team up Godley Head on Wednesday, you are very welcome. It will be a fun easy walk for families, meeting at 9.30 at Taylors Mistake carpark. The forecast is pleasant for a picnic and the track has recently been re-opened. We hope to see you there!

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Peak Challenge

In 23 days groups will be climbing a peak to raise money for the Wide Open Spaces Trust.

Time to bag your peaks! I’m currently pondering if we should give ourselves a challenge, or go a bit easy on the boys (one of which will be using his own legs this time round). What do you think?