Earlier this month, a couple of guys did Thompsons Track, one of the North Island's toughest trails. One was in a Land Cruiser 70 the other in a Prado. Both got horribly stuck. What happened next is recorded in a lengthy thread on the Off-Road Express forum. If you're planning on going tough off-roading without the proper equipment and the training to use it properly, first have a browse through this thread.