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High Five-0 Challenge Day 13: Brow Peak: An emotional day

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The day started in Mal's favourite way. He was inside a tent in the middle of the mountains and could hear the rain falling outside - absolute bliss for any proper lover of the outdoors.

High Five-0 Challenge Day 12: Knuckle Peak: With a little help from my friends

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Knuckle Peak wasn't the run it was meant to be. In fact, Knuckle Peak wasn't really a run. It was another very, very painful hike up and down a mountain for Mal, who continues to struggle with excruciating knee pain.

High Five-0 Challenge Day 11: Losing a battle to win the war

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For Day 11, Mal was back in familiar ground. He's run up Breast Hill a few times before and had even slept the night back in his own bed in Wanaka. The trail is very runnable at the top, non-technical and surrounded by the fantastic scenery you think of when you think of the region.

High Five-0 Challenge Day 10 - Alex Knob: A whole community rallied for a cause

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When Mal arrived in Franz Josef the night before setting off to bag Alex Knob, he wasn't at the peak of his confidence, for obvious reasons.

High Five-0 Challenge Day 9 - Croesus Knob: The easy day that turned really hard

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Croesus Knob wasn't even supposed to be a really tough day and, somehow, it became the absolute hardest day of the challenge so far. In excruciating pain, Mal reached the point of despair, wondered if he'd wasted two years of his life to now have to give up halfway down the mountain.

High Five-0 Challenge Day 7 - Mt Gibbs: Big country, big hopes

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It's crazy to think that, if this had been the 7in7, today would have been Mal's final day. What felt like an incredible feat a few years ago (because it was) is not even close to a quarter of the way to the finish of this epic challenge (let's hope he skips this sentence if he reads this because it probably won't cheer him up).

High Five-0 Challenge Day 6: Mt Arthur: Running 500m above stress level

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Fighting a nasty chest infection, Mal was under strict doctor's orders to take it slowly today. Out in the mountains in the stunning Kahurangi National Park, surrounded by new and old friends, he was more than happy to oblige.

High Five-0 Challenge Day 5 - Dun Mountain: Survival mode

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Count yourself lucky that this is a written post and not an audio clip of Mal narrating his day conquering Dun Mountain or you'd be listening to an eight minute recording of coughing and throat clearing and then some more coughing. It's okay, I'm here to translate.


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