Wednesday, February 14, 2007

McPherson - Talbot traverse via Talbots Ladder

Great day in the hills with Jonway on Tuesday. This was Fiordland at its finest, nothing like a nice gentle southerly to clear out west of the divide. We had an early start from Homer tunnel and climbed Talbots ladder, once "the postmans route" to Milford and reached McPhersons summit around 10:30. Traversed across the snow to Talbots rock ridge and spent afew hours picking our way up the ridge, climbing and scrambling to the summit about 2pm. A nice top of 2100m, not particularly high but its only around 15km from the coast so its pretty impressive.

Walked off its north face and down to Gertrude saddle and Black Lake, out Gertrude Valley to Homer hut well before dark, afew kms from where we left the car. Its pretty hard to beat a warm sunny day high on the tops in Fiordland. I'm still buzzing looking at the pictures.
Pics are:
ry on the ladder
Jonway on Talbot with a backdrop of Sabre
Jonway rapping off Talbot
Us at Black Lake looking back on Talbot


Blogger sophie said...

Hi Ry, man I love your pics, it sounds like you have had a really awesome summer. Paris will be an adventure for sure, i'll try and keep my posts interesting with lots of photos. Hope your year gets off to a great start :)

2/19/2007 5:30 PM  
Blogger Erik said...

Hey those are some nice looking mountains. I'm going to become a student again so I can do stuff like that. Thanks for the post on our blog. None of the students in my class were here two years ago. It's crazy how many people come and go.

2/20/2007 4:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, well, if it isn't Ryan Lobb. Sweet pics. Mountains are cool.

From Rob Thomo

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14degrees Off The Beaten Track - Solo from Japan to London. 12,000km. 200 days. On a recumbent bicycle // // ユーラシア大陸14度の旅 - 単独で日本からロンドンまで。12,000km。200日。寝転がったチャリで // //

3/01/2007 1:14 AM  
Blogger Scotty said...

Have you been working out oh sporadic one? How's life mate?

3/02/2007 11:25 PM  
Blogger Ryan said...

Bulk reply:
Hey Soph, pics of Paris are looking fab! You got yourself a job over there yet?
So Erik, back to school yourself!! Cool dude, what are you going to be studying and where abouts back home? Mate thats a cool class your running for those kids. Good stuff mate.
Hey Rob, mate what a trip you are on. I notice you've been in Turkey recently, I was there in Istanbul flatting with erik the bloke who commented above you in 2004/05 for acouple of months. Really love that country. I think I could spend a number of days reading thru your intrepid adventures, what great stuff!!
Scotty, lifes well thanks, you still selling those GPS's? I'd potentially be keen for one. Send me some specs

3/05/2007 6:13 PM  
Blogger Scotty said...

We only had one. It may be a matter of waiting until we test them again. Hard to know when.

3/07/2007 5:35 PM  

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