Today involved waking up way too early but it was for a good cause. I want canyoneering (but in New Zealand they call it canyoning). It started with a water taxi to a nondescript hill covered in sheep and sheep droppings. Then a horrendous hike straight up the side of said hill while carrying all the gear from wetsuits to harnesses while getting absolutely swallowed alive by sand flys. We met a guy at the top who took the short way up (helicopter ride to the top) who made the rest of us rather angry. Eventually after a fairly long break we dropped into this epic canyon as water just cascaded onto us. We dropped down some rappels pulled ourselves along some handlines and even jumped off a 30 foot cliff. All of which happened in freezing cold melt water. It was a great but thoroughly exhausting day. Unfortunately I have few pictures from inside because like everywhere else they want to charge for them and that just doesn't make sense to me. So here is a sphere from outside on the nondescript hill that you wouldn't believe hid a canyon.