Avid ‘packraftineer’ Stanley Mulvany has spent decades exploring the rugged terrain of Fiordland and South Westland in New Zealand.
Avid ‘packraftineer’ Stanley Mulvany has spent decades exploring the rugged terrain of Fiordland and South Westland in New Zealand. Most of his routes have virtually no trails or human impact. He also completed a mostly solo traverse of NZ’s Southern Alps, in a few stages. He is a retired doctor, now 71 years old and is showing no signs of slowing down in the outdoors. For the last 9 years he has incorporated packrafting into his missions.
In this episode, Stanley talks about some of the trips he has undertaken, many of them with his longtime fellow adventurer Gavin. He also talks about his growing passion for writing about adventure and nature.
Check out Stanley's personal adventure blog.
Podcast sponsored by Alpacka Raft:
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Original music by Evan Phillips, a musician from Anchorage, Alaska. He’s also the host and producer of The Firn Line, a podcast about the lives of mountain climbers.