Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Mt Earnslaw, east peak

Its been a month since I've been out and this was a great trip. Did it with Jude, Viv, Hamlin and the Anna/Miri team. Was great for Miri to get a top climb before heading to Vanuatu for the year. Climbed the easiest route up the central gully of the North face of Earnslaws east peak topping out at 2830m. We'd been worried it would reject us due to the fact that part of the face was still frozen from the storm two days previous but with a late morning start from Esquilent biv the upper part of the mountain was well on its way to thawing and we happily made the top for lunch before descending to the valley floor, a drop of 2,200m. A long day but what a way to spend Waitangi day!!! Again, superb weather to melt all that frost off the mountain

Photos are: Sunset travel across Wright Cole towards Pluto and Esquilent biv.

Chopper on the summit

Summit: L-R, Hamlin, Viv, Anna, Jude, Miri, Ryan


Blogger Scotty said...

Greetings sporadic one. Where are you working/living these days?

2/09/2007 5:21 PM  
Blogger Ryan said...

greetings scoty. i'm still in invers on holiday. start a job in 5 -6 weeks time. hope wellington is going alright. have you been in borat attire too?

2/09/2007 10:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nah but the ladies were over me all the same! Where's the job at?

2/12/2007 9:56 PM  

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