About Black Pete

I'm a keen hiker and photographer. In making this website, I've walked every walk at least once lots of them twice - and my favourite bit 17 times. I've taken more than 50,000 photos so far.

I did all these walks without staring at my feet. I was scanning for beauty the whole time - and I only fell over three times (all on one day).

I like to take my time. (I spent 16 days walking the Heaphy Track). I also like to hike in fairly extreme comfort. I always carry a few key essential luxuries, which I reveal on the About Hiking and Gear page.

You've got to do what you love.