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    Retreat


    Northeast ridge, Mt Travers

  • North Crater


    Walking the light fantastic, Tongariro National Park

  • Incoming


    Changing conditions on Mt Taranaki, New Zealand

  • Metelille Glacier


    View from the southern edge of Annette Plateau

  • In the crux


    Finding a route up Mt Kitchener, Mt Cook National Park

  • Traverse Pass


    On the traverse towards Mount Talbot, Darran mountains

  • Glass


    A roadside lake near Omarama

  • Summits ahead


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

  • Day break


    Dawn view on the saddle beneath Tiraha, Ruahines

  • Volcanoe


    Dusk view from the Ruahines across to Mt Ruapehu


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

  • Cloudy Peak Mountain images, articles, experiences - OccasionalClimber.co.nz

    Cloudy Peak


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

  • Dusk giant


    Makalu, from Kongma La, Khumbu

  • Goddess in winter


    Sunset on the Everest Group, from Kala Pattar

  • Straddling the ribbon


    On Talbots Ladder, above Homer Tunnel

  • Beyond the labyrinth


    Mount Owen’s limestone, with Mt Bell beyond

  • Rainbow route


    Climbing Mt Sibbald (2,811m)

  • Summit view


    From Mt Armstrong, looking towards Mt Brewster

  • Red divide


    View near Pioneer Hut, Southern Alps, NZ

  • Royal hues


    Mts Kangtega, Tamserku, Kasum Kanguru – Khumbu, Nepal

  • Khumbu dusk


    From left, Ama Dablam, Kangtega, Tamserku

  • Hikurangi view


  • Taranaki/Mt Egmont


    Viewed from Tongariro

  • Paretetaitonga


    Looking towards the main summit on Ruapehu

  • Ruapehu (2,797m)


    Highest peak of North Island, NZ

  • Cloud Piercer


    Mt Cook viewed from Lake Pukaki

  • Vertical


    Paiju Peak and Uli Biaho, Baltistan

  • Snow Dome


    Viewed from K2 Base Camp, Baltistan

  • Vigne Glacier


    En route to Gondogoro La, Baltistan

  • No higher


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

  • Everest view


    From Gokyo Ri to Everest, Khumbu, Nepal

  • Kanchenjunga


    Viewed from the Singalila Ridge, West Bengal

  • Mitre


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

  • Icy fingers


    Summit rime ice, Mt Taranaki

  • Crater scape


    In the crater of Mt Taranaki

  • Girdlestone


    View to the main summit of Ruapehu

  • Rime


    On Girdlestone, Mt Ruapehu, NZ

  • Hot & cold


    Crater Lake, Mt Ruapehu, NZ

  • Lake Hayes


    Queenstown, NZ

  • Dusk


    View towards Glenorchy and Mount Earnslaw

  • Dawn sentinels


    View from Esquilant bivvy, Aspiring National Park, NZ

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