The prep for Penzy Dinsdale’s expedition started months in advance and mapping a route with multiple backup options for weather contingency. The final route took her through some of the most beautiful part of the backcountry, including Pioneer Pass, Lochnagar and Aoraki/Mt Cook to Farewell Spit. On day six, Penzy faced her biggest mental hurdle and wondered if she would go on to finish the expedition. The next day she mustered up the courage to continue, with encouraging messages from friends over the InReach, before she reassessed in Wānaka. Penzy organised for various friends, family and strangers to join her for sections of the journey, while walking the rest solo. Her favourite moments were the ones shared with others – the laughter and the inside jokes that made the trip memorable.
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