“There’s a really cool mountain…” was all it took to convince Tom to join me for a trip up Mount Adams when he popped in at my place on his way North. It was our first trip together since spending 3 months in the Himalaya last year.
Access to Mount Adams is only a 20minute 20km drive South from my front door, and it’s the most accessible mountain from the main highway in South Westland. The climb involves a few kilometres scrambling up a riverbed, ascending a steep DOC-marked trail in the rainforest and then finally navigating tussock, rock and snow to the summit at 2208 metres. From the farmland below, it’s a 2100m elevation gain.
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A rotten route on the Rome Ridge in the heat of summer with Dad.
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An attempt to capture a 4 day traverse of the Arthur Range in the Kahurangi National Park.
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The most accessible hut in an alpine setting in New Zealand – only a 3-4 hour stroll from Mt Cook village. I have spent time here as volunteer hut warden during the last 2 summers.
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An overnight trip. Bush-bashing through waist-deep snow
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A trip up Mt Earnslaw, early 2011.
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Some pictures from a trek around the Annapurna Circuit a few years back.