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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Viewed from the Singalila Ridge, West Bengal

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    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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    View to the main summit of Ruapehu

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    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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    View towards Glenorchy and Mount Earnslaw

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    Dawn sentinels

    View from Esquilant bivvy, Aspiring National Park, NZ

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