It’s the first trip in the OUTC calendar, usually the weekend after the end of O-Week. Once known as Freshers, the trip where budding young punters were put to the test, the beginning of a long road towards evolving into an old crusty. Nowadays the trip is known simply as Paradise, an unoriginal name stolen from a street sign a few kilometres from the camp site. Where once we had young punters in stubbies, the ranks are now filled with totting internationals, interspersed with a few keen kiwis to keep everyone sane.
Trips explore the area around Glenorchy, to places such as Lake Wilson, Turret Ridge, Sugarloaf Pass, Mt Xenicus and the Routeburn.
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