Brad's been tramping for seven days now with no contact with home, as was expected. In reading other Te Araroa blogs, I see that it is snowing at the higher elevations, so depending on exactly where Brad is right now, he might be experiencing not only difficult trail conditions but cold. I will be looking forward to an e-mail.
Arthur’s Pass, through the Southern Alps between
the headwaters of the Ōtira and Bealey rivers