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Sam Mangai

Like Indie bands, Sam Mangai is cool because nobody knows who he is, but unlike Indie bands, he’ll only get cooler the more fans he gets! What the heck does that even mean!? He’s the Quiet Crusher, the Benevolent Brutalizer, the crimp-crushing connoisseur of crepes, he’s Queenstown’s very own Hulk-smash, the guy with the personable …

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Carl Naysmith

New Zealand climbing has many colourful, rustic, enigmatic, socially maladjusted, and above all interesting characters in it, and this is a page dedicated to burrowing tick-like into the minds of as many of them as are willing to answer my in-depth, slightly off-topic questionnaires! The first willing vic…ahem, participant is a guy I’ve been bouldering with …