Occasional Climber

Plateau Camp, June 2009

At about 2,500m, climbing the Skyline Ridge, with Girdlestone (2,658m) behind
At about 2,650m, climbing the Skyline Ridge, with Girdlestone (2,658m) behind
On the summit ridge of Tahurangi
Just below the summit of Tahurangi
Nearing the summit of Tahurangi
Tahurangi (2,797m) summit view, looking east to the Kaimanawas
North of the summit, looking along the crater rim
View from the crater rim, looking south to Tahurangi
View from the crater rim, looking south to the north face of Tahurangi
At the southern end of the Summit Plateau (2,600m). Dome Shelter (2,672m) is at left on the skyline. Tukino (2,720m) and Te HeuHeu (2,732m) are right of centre and Pyramid Peak (2,645m) is right
At our campsite south of the Crater Lake, enjoying the last rays of the sun on Tukino and Te HeuHeu (left) and Tahurangi (right)
Sunset on the north face of Tahurangi
Dawn, at the southern end of the Summit Plateau (2,600m). Dome Shelter (2,672m) is at left on the skyline. Tukino (2,720m) and Te HeuHeu (2,732m) are at centre and Pyramid Peak (2,645m) is right
Dawn, at the southern end of the Summit Plateau (2,600m). Paretetaitonga (2,751m) is far left. Dome Shelter (2,672m) is at left on the skyline. Tukino (2,720m) and Te HeuHeu (2,732m) are at centre and Pyramid Peak (2,645m) is right of centre
Dawn, at the southern end of the Summit Plateau (2,600m). Dome Shelter (2,672m) is at left on the skyline. Tukino (2,720m) and Te HeuHeu (2,732m) are at centre and Pyramid Peak (2,645m) is right
The north face of Tahurangi at dawn
Our campsite, with Paretetaitonga centre and Dome Shelter on the right skyline
View south to Tahurangi, from just south of Paretetaitonga, at the top of the Mangaturuturu Glacier
View west to Mount Taranaki, from the top of the Mangaturuturu Glacier
Paretetaitonga, from the top of the Mangaturuturu Glacier
Climbing the south west face of Paretetaitonga
On top of Paretetaitonga (2,751m), looking south to Tahurangi (2,797m)
View north and east from the top of Paretetaitonga. Mount Ngauruhoe is left, with Lake Taupo beyond. Tukino and Te HeuHue are far right
View south and east from the top of Paretetaitonga. Pyramid Peak is left, above the Crater Lake, Mitre/Ringatoto Peak is right of and behind Pyramid Peak and Tahurangi is right
The crater rim, north of the summit of Paretetaitonga
The Pinnacles, Mount Ngauruhoe and Tongariro, with Lake Taupo beyond
Dropping off the crater rim at about 2,700m, headed for the Dome
Front entrance to Dome Shelter, with Tukino and Te HeuHeu behind

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