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This website was updated on 18th October, 2017. I am currently visiting my grand-kids and daughters in Christchurch and will return to Canada very very soon. This is my 12th trip to NZ from Canada, the first trip being in 1962 and lasting 24.5 years before my return to Canada in 1986. Since 1986 I have flown 11 more times to NZ and done very much more hiking in remote NZ mountains than I ever dreamed I would during the years 1987 to 2007 when I was nailed down in Canada with work and other commitments. When your kids grow up and begin earning their own incomes and become independent you suddenly begin to have much more money and time on hand for your own projects, such as flying between Canada and NZ to hike the mountains in both wonderful lands. Here are photographs of alpine scenes, wildlife, and people in New Zealand's rugged Southern Alps. Some of these photos are photos of old photos taken during the 1970s when we were in our late teens and early 20s.


click here to view a wild kea video on You Tube

click here to view a New Zealand wild red deer video of 2015 on You Tube
click here to view another New Zealand wild red deer video of 2015 on You Tube
click here to view a Pell Stream video from beautiful Lewis Pass, NZ, on YouTube
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Above are two parent whio whio with their brood of six! ducklings in the lower Taipo River, November 2014.




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In the above photo breakfast, lunch, and dinner for the day is going to be these freshly trapped 'organic' wild opossums shown being prepared on the table in Mudflats Hut, April, 2013. Served hot or cold, wild opossum meat equals turkey and chicken for flavour and texture, and probably well-surpasses average chicken and turkey for nutrient value and lowness of cholesterol. Honestly, brush-tailed opossum is like very good turkey.




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Gregory F. A. Ross, General Delivery, Quathiaski Cove Post Office, Quadra Island, British Columbia, Canada, V0P 1N0



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LINK HERE, TO NEW ZEALAND'S DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION, FOR NEW ZEALAND WILDLIFE AND OUTDOOR RECREATION INFORMATION.

LINK HERE, TO ONE OF NEW ZEALAND'S VERY BEST ALPINE/CLIMBING/TRAMPING WEBSITES...in ARTHUR'S PASS NATIONAL PARK, NEW ZEALAND.


LINK HERE TO A NEW ZEALAND VOLUNTEER TRACK AND HUT MAINTENANCE GROUP ~ 'PERMOLAT' WEBSITE; for up-to-date information on huts and tracks in Westland and Canterbury.

LINK HERE, TO AN HISTORICAL NEW ZEALAND GOVERNMENT DEER HUNTERS' WEBSITE.

LINK HERE TO 'GUNS & HUNTING' Magazine, New Zealand.

LINK HERE TO ' New Zealand Outdoor ~ Hunting' Magazine.

LINK HERE, TO A NEW ZEALAND ALPINE TRAMPING WEBSITE.

LINK HERE, TO A NEW ZEALAND HUNTER'S WEBSITE.

LINK HERE TO view the hiking trails on Quadra Island, BC, Canada.

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Above pics are of Brass Monkey Bivvy in Lewis Pass; photos taken during Feb.2009.










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Outdoors small books by Greg Ross:

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(1) 'Outdoor Writing', ....52pp ISBN: 0-9680731-0-7, first published February 1991, Jasper, Alberta; and revised edition printed in February 1992, Athabasca, Alberta, and again in 1994, Toronto, Canada. Outdoors nonfiction essays about Canada and New Zealand. Cnd$11.00/NZ$ 13.00; available as hard copy only.


fly camp beside big tarn above the Glenroy @ 5600', February, 2009,


(3) 'Alpine Writing', ...52pp. Greg Ross's most well-known and well-loved book so far. "it is my bible...." said one Swiss traveller/wilderness buff. ISBN 0-9680731-2-3, pub. 1994, Toronto, Canada. New Zealand and Canadian nonfiction outdoors essays and vignettes; hunting, hiking, natural history. Cnd$11.00/NZ$ 13.00; as hard copy only.

The above photo, taken at 6200' in New Zealand's Southern Alps, is of a kea, New Zealand's alpine parrot, and the world's only alpine parrot. Kea need to drink, as this one does in Arthur's Pass township.

(4) 'Red Beech Writing', ...91 pp.,pub. Toronto, Canada 1995; New Zealand hunting memoir, nonfiction. ISBN 0-9680731-3-1. Cnd$14/NZ$15.00 available in hard copy only

Above: Upper Glenroy Valley; rugged and remote South Island alpine. Lewis Pass area.

(5) 'Kiwi Writing', ...32pp, ISBN 0-9680731-4-X, pub. Toronto, Canada, 1996; nonfiction essays and poems about Canada and New Zealand outdoors. Cnd$8.00/NZ$9.00 available in hard copy only

(6) 'Kiwi Two', 34pp, ISBN 0-9680731-6-6,...pub.Toronto Canada, 1996; nonfiction essays and poetry about Canada and New Zealand outdoors. Cnd$8.00/NZ$9.00 available as hard copy only.

(7) 'The True Adventures of D-for Dog', nonfiction comic book about my dog Defor, the dog with ten lives, as he lived with me in NZ's mountains during the 1970s. 10 large pages. pub. Toronto 1995, and British Columbia, 2003, ISBN 0-9680731-5-4. Cnd$3.00/NZ$4.00; in hard copy only. Add $2.00 for postage.

(8) Weka Writing, ISBN 0-9680731-7-4,... 96 large pages, published 1998,Canada. New Zealand and Canadian outdoor essays, with a few poems, includes two pages of colour photographs. NZ$20.00/Cnd$20.00; as hard copy only.

(9) Ruru Writing,...64 pp. 1999., New Zealand and Canada prose-poetrry and poetry, nonfiction. Includes many pages of ink sketches by the author depicting alpine New Zealand hunting. Cnd$18.00/NZ$19.00; as hard copy only. ISBN 978- 0-9680731-8-2

(9-A) 'Red Deer Writing ~ A New Zealand Outdoors Memoir' .... by Greg Ross,published in October, 2011, ISBN 978-0-9866117-5-9, available currently only as a Kindle e-book from Amazon.com.


Above photographs: (1) Avoca Hut, upper Avoca Valley, March, 2009. (2) Easy Stream, near Avoca Hut, en route to Sphinx Saddle, March 2009.
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(10) Culinary Herbs and Medicinal Plants ~ An Herbal Compendium,22pp., defining 240 common herbs, published 2006. $5.00; hard copy, or you can buy the e-book from amazon.com. ISBN 978-0-9730604-1-7.

(11) Essays From an Island ~ Volume One and Volume Two (in one book); ISBN 978-0-9730604- 2-5,and 978-0-9730604-3-0 published 2007, Canada. Nonfiction outdoors essays with a few poems; all Canadian content; 67 large pages. hard copy (ISBN 978-0-9877692-1-3) $18.50. Or buy the e-book/Kindle-book from amazon.com

(12) Quadra Island Poetry, ISBN 978-0-9730604-6-1, 58pp, published June, 2009, Quadra Island, British Columbia, Canada, nonfiction poetry about Canadian outdoors...$11.50; hard copy price does not include packaging and postage; or, buy as a Kindle book from amazon.com


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(13) Rainforest Drift: 72pp, ISBN 978- 0-9680731-5-4, published June 2009, Quadra Island, British Columbia, Canada., Nonfiction Canadian essays mostly about Canadian outdoors, wildlife, and travel; with some New Zealand content. $12.99 hard copy (ISBN 978-0-9877692-3-7), price does not include packaging and postage and please add Cnd$1.75 if paying via Paypal.com. Or, buy this book as an e-book/Kindle book from amazon.com



(14) "Words From an Island ~ An Anthology of Writing From Quadra Island, Canada"; ISBN 978-0-9866117-4-2; book is 50pp, holds writing (poetry, prose-poetry, essays and memoir) by seven Quadra Island writers (Steeve E. Moore, Mike C. Lee, Greg Ross, Judith Tait, Burton Wohl, Heather St. John, and Sarah Hvezda); The illustrated edition is $10.50 not including postage. Or, buy the e-book/Kindle book from amazon.com. Also available in hard copy only is the new, 2012, hard copy illustrated edition, illustrated with pen and ink drawings by professional artist JudithTait, one of its contributing writers.
All hard-copy books may now be purchased by cheque or online using PayPal.com. All e-books listed can be purchased only as Kindle books and only from amazon.com
(15) Also available is a set of translations of one true, humorous New Zealand alpine story from 'Alpine Writing'; 'The Can of Peaches',ISBN 978-0-9730604-7-8. This booklet holds this one-page story in English, Farsi(Iran/Afghanistan), French, German, Polish, Hang'ul Korean, Chinese, Japanese, Hindi, Chilean Spanish, European Spanish, Dutch, Italian, and Punjabi. The various scripts are art just to look at, and humorous to read.... Cnd$3.50/NZ$4.50

BOOK(15)'Humming Birds ~ The Fine Art of Writing Well' A 60-page book of writing to help writers to write inspired prose and poetry...an unusual, inspiring, and useful 'how-to-write' book as such. published 2010, Canada; ISBN 978-0-9730604-8-5.....Price: $10.00 per hard copy book or buy it as an e-book from amazon.com.

(16)(CD)Quadra Island Wildlife and Nature ~ educational photographs and short videos from Canada's west coast, by Greg Ross on CD. This CD's ISBN is 978-0-9866117-1-1. Its price is Cnd$6.99, plus Cnd$2.00 packaging and postage within Canada.

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(18)'Torn Writing ~ Writing For Writers' anthology of four Canadian writers edited by Gregory F.A. Ross; ISBN 978-9866117-8-2. Available only as an e-book and only from amazon.com.

(20) Words From an Island, ISBN 978-0-9866117-4-2 , 2012: This 40-page anthology of stories and poetry by six Quadra Island writers came out in 2012, unillustrated, and is available as a Kindle book from Amazon.com or hard copy book from Greg Ross. OR, since May 2013, it is available as an ILLUSTRATED edition of Words From an Island (ISBN 978-0-9877692-4-4 ) is available in hard-copy only, from Greg Ross at : P.O. Box 135, Quathiaski Cove, British Columbia, CANADA, V0P 1N0, for $14.00 Canadian, including postage to anywhere in Canada. Outside Canada, please add $2 for USA, and $5 for NZ and other countries.
(21) Kea Writing.....available only as an e-Kindle book from Amazon.com.... nonfiction; the author's New Zealand alpine adventures, hunting, writing, alpine poetry, bits of Canadian outdoors content too. A good read certainly.
(22) A Reasonable Writer....available only as an e-Kindle book from Amazon.com...: nonfiction; writing prose, poetry, New Zealand and Canada content, auto-biography
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(24) Alpine Dreams....a great new travel/alpine adventure New Zealand/Canada book...available only as a Kindle e-book from Amazon.com...This book is nonfiction...it is the author's trips from Canada to New Zealand's alpine, between 1996 and 2013....nonfiction...Travel...mainly author's NZ alpine adventures during these trips from British Columbia, Canada, to Christchurch and New Zealand's alpine, To inquire further about or order any of these books or CDs, please use the email address below.


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(25) 'Earthquake City'...available only as a Kindle book from Amazon.com, this is the author's (G. Ross's) story of his survival in the thick of the Christchurch Earthquake, 22nd. February, 2011. Plenty of photos, mostly by author, taken by him minutes after the quake.
(26) 'Ocean, Moss and Mountain'. West coast Canada poetry and prose, adventure and survival. Available only as a Kindle book, only from amazon.comhttp://webstatic.nero.com/nero2015-com-wAssets/img/applications/15_38_20-years/iam_20_jahre_eng.jpg

(27) 'The Eighth Alpine Dream.' The most-recent (February - April, 2014) of the author's nine trips from Canada to New Zealand's alpine. outdoor adventure, travel, survival, tramping, hiking. Read it, you'll love it.

(28) The Tenth Alpine Dream and Rescue... the latest e-book about New Zealand/Canada travels and hiking by G. Ross, from amazon.com
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Photos above are:(1) snapshot of the tail-end chamois (middle far left) of five chamois running full-speed across Mt. Harman in Harman Pass, 2013. (2) A view from the Black Range tops above Anti Crow Hut in late March 2015.(3) another view from those same tops, same afternoon, across the valley to Crow Glacier (4) the remains of a dead chamois apparently the victim of an avalanche, in headwaters of Anti-Crow Stream, April, 2015.

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Gregory F. A. Ross, P.O. Box 135, Quathiaski Cove, Quadra Island, British Columbia, Canada, V0P 1N0.

Above was in February, 2015, after having just helped to clear this large fir tree off from a heavily used Quadra Island hiking/cycling trail; BC, Canada. I began volunteer trails works here in Canada in 2000 and in New Zealand in 1967. Our Quadra Island hiking trails website is: quadraislandtrails.ca.

This site updated on 18th. August, 2017.