Thursday, April 24, 2008

Mt Aspiring, Easter 08

So its been a very long time between posts. I've had the odd person wanting me to put photos of summer up so I thought I'd put afew of myself and Mark Simpsons trip up the buttress on the NW ridge of Aspiring on for everyone to see. If you like mountains enjoy, if not this may be boring.

Me on the Bonar at sunset, we got lost in a large maze of crevasses and took most of the night finding the straightforward route across the flat bit of the glacier to the hut (go figure.)

Mark selling himself for a $50 bar tab in queenstown, he got best place for reading the Lakes District bulletin with this one.
On Shipowners ridge looking onto the Iso Glacier and on to the Tasman SeaA pretty good view of the buttress and winding NW ridge/Shipowner ridge below us.
Mark on the ice cap.
Me feeling chuffed at nearly having gotten to the top of Aspiring.

NZ sunsets always look like this....come and see for yourselves

The way up and down, spot Mark. hint: he's not on top..

Taking a look at our 19km walk out below Bevan Col

Rapping the waterfall slabs on the way out

Percy the possum didn't rap his descent, much to his personal detriment.

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