Occasional Climber

Mitre Peak and Tahurangi, June 2012

Climbing above Turoa ski field, with Mount Taranaki on the horizon
Mt Taranaki (2,518m), viewed from about 2,000m on the south east face of Mt Ruapehu
Traversing above Mangaehuehu Glacier, with Girdlestone (2,658m) above right
Rime ice above Mangaehuehu glacier
View to the glacier ridge, leading to the main summit - Tahurangi
At the pass (2,500m) between Tahurangi and Girdlestone
Rime ice on the pass between Tahurangi and Girdlestone
On the pass between Tahurangi and Girdlestone (right)
Traversing above the Wahianoa glacier towards Mitre/Ringatoto Peak
Traversing, at about 2,500m, above the Wahianoa glacier
Approaching Mitre/Ringatoto Peak (2,591m)
On the ridge leading to Mitre/Ringatoto Peak
View from Mitre/Ringatoto Peak north west to Paretetaitonga (2,751m)
View from Mitre/Ringatoto Peak west to Girdlestone (2,658m - left), Tahurangi (2,797m - centre) and Paretetaitonga (2,751m - right)
Girdlestone at left, on the approach to Tahurangi
Part of the east rim of the crater, leading up to Tahurangi, just left of centre on the skyline
View from the summit of Tahurangi (2,797m), looking north to the Crater Lake. Right of the lake is Pyramid Peak (2,645m), then Cathedral Rocks (2,663m), then Tukino (2,720m) and Te HeuHeu (2,732m). Paretetaitonga (2,751m) is left of the lake
Tahurangi summit view, looking south to Girdlestone


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