Occasional Climber

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    Metelille Glacier


    View from the southern edge of Annette Plateau

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    In the crux


    Finding a route up Mt Kitchener, Mt Cook National Park

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    Traverse Pass


    On the traverse towards Mount Talbot, Darran mountains

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    Glass


    A roadside lake near Omarama

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    Summits ahead


    On Wakefield Ridge, looking north and east, with Aoraki Mount Cook looming above

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    Day break


    Dawn view on the saddle beneath Tiraha, Ruahines

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    Volcanoe


    Dusk view from the Ruahines across to Mt Ruapehu

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    Alien arrival – dawn view east from near Iron Peg, Ruahines

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    Cloudy Peak


    Cloudy Peak (2,403m), Canterbury high country

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    Dusk giant


    Makalu, from Kongma La, Khumbu

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    Goddess in winter


    Sunset on the Everest Group, from Kala Pattar

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    Straddling the ribbon


    On Talbots Ladder, above Homer Tunnel

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    Beyond the labyrinth


    Mount Owen’s limestone, with Mt Bell beyond

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    Rainbow route


    Climbing Mt Sibbald (2,811m)

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    Summit view


    From Mt Armstrong, looking towards Mt Brewster

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    Red divide


    View near Pioneer Hut, Southern Alps, NZ

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    Royal hues


    Mts Kangtega, Tamserku, Kasum Kanguru – Khumbu, Nepal

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    Khumbu dusk


    From left, Ama Dablam, Kangtega, Tamserku

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    Hikurangi view


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    Taranaki/Mt Egmont


    Viewed from Tongariro

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    Paretetaitonga


    Looking towards the main summit on Ruapehu

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    Ruapehu (2,797m)


    Highest peak of North Island, NZ

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    Cloud Piercer


    Mt Cook viewed from Lake Pukaki

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    Vertical


    Paiju Peak and Uli Biaho, Baltistan

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    Snow Dome


    Viewed from K2 Base Camp, Baltistan

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    Vigne Glacier


    En route to Gondogoro La, Baltistan

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    No higher


    Mount Everest, flanked by Lhotse (left, in shadow) and Makalu (right)

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    Everest view


    From Gokyo Ri to Everest, Khumbu, Nepal

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    Kanchenjunga


    Viewed from the Singalila Ridge, West Bengal

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    Mitre


    View of Mitre Peak, highest point in the Tararuas, NZ

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    Icy fingers


    Summit rime ice, Mt Taranaki

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    Crater scape


    In the crater of Mt Taranaki

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    Girdlestone


    View to the main summit of Ruapehu

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    Rime


    On Girdlestone, Mt Ruapehu, NZ

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    Hot & cold


    Crater Lake, Mt Ruapehu, NZ

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    Lake Hayes


    Queenstown, NZ

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    Dusk


    View towards Glenorchy and Mount Earnslaw

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    Dawn sentinels


    View from Esquilant bivvy, Aspiring National Park, NZ

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