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High Five-0 Challenge Day 33 - Angelus Peak: A day of two halves

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The day that started with brilliant sunshine ended with a serious thunderstorm, and a support crew quietly freaking out about what could possibly have happened to Mal and his team, after the SPOT tracker accidentally sent a message of distress.

High Five-0 Challenge Day 32 – Mt Fyffe: Stronger every day

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"I didn't quite know what to expect from today," Mal told me as we were driving away from the finish line. (No big spoiler there, the man smashed another day of his challenge. Carry on reading.)

High Five-0 Challenge Day 30 – The Devils Rampart: Just what the name promised

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With a name like Devils Rampart, I wasn't expecting to write about a lovely relaxing stroll up a little hill. Mal had never been up there and had been warned by people that it was an "interesting" one and told him to expect a slow day.

They weren't wrong.

High Five-0 Challenge Day 29 – Mt Oxford: The accidental ultramarathon

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When Mal first planned the route up and down Mt Oxford for day 29 of the challenge, he picked what he thought was a 39km run but, at the finish line today, his watch showed nearly 44km. The good news? He didn't care one bit about his mistake and was perfectly happy to have to run further than originally planned.

High Five-0 Challenge Day 28 – Avalanche Peak: On the edge

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We woke up to torrential rain pouring outside the Christchurch Tramping Club Hut in Arthur's Pass – one of those dark mornings when it feels like the time on the clock doesn't match what the sky is telling you.

High Five-0 Challenge Day 27 – Mt Bruce: Steady as she goes

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The legs felt heavy and a bit sluggish. A couple of short nights of sleep coupled with long days of running will do that to a man, especially a man who's climbed 26 mountains in the last 26 days.

High Five-0 Challenge Day 26 – Beuzenberg Peak: Magnificent with a capital ‘M’

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"This was the best day ever!"

Mal hadn't even finished his run and we could all hear him shout the words from a distance. "Best day!" he kept repeating even after he'd stopped.

"Best day ever" seemed like a big call for a man who's seen so much of the country in the last few days. So what was it that made today so special?

High Five-0 Challenge Day 25 - Mt Dunstan: Closer to the finish than to the start

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If there's anyone reading this who would ever turn down the chance to go for a run along the Northburn and Bendigo stations in the South Island, then we'd have to wonder why you're even reading this in the first place.

High Five-0 Challenge Day 24 – Obelisk: Wild & Windy

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This morning was the same as all others but different too. The usual routine was being closely inspected by the Seven Sharp team, with a camera following Mal's movements as he prepared for another day in the life of the High Five-0.


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