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Mts Armstrong and Brewster, Nov 2014

Mount Brewster (2,516m, left of centre), viewed from the Haast Pass Highway
On the ridge below Brewster Hut. Mount Brewster is left on the furthest skyline and Mount Armstrong (2,174m) is the point second right from the climber
The rock peak is Top Heavy (2,076m). Mount Brewster is the snow peak to the right
Mount Brewster, left. Viewed from Brewster Hut
Mount Brewster. The lower points are each about 2,300m. The main summit is 2,516m
View north west to the last section of ridge before Brewster Hut. The Haast River is on the right
View west from Brewster Hut
Mount Brewster from Brewster Hut
Mount Brewster from Brewster Hut
Brewster Hut (1,440m)
Loo view of Brewster Hut, with Top Heavy above left and Mount Brewster right
Sunset view west from Brewster Hut
View west from Brewster Hut
View north west from Brewster Hut
Brewster Hut and Haast River, viewed at about 1,600m on the ascent of Mount Armstrong
On the summit of Mount Armstrong (2,174m), looking north east
Mount Brewster (right) and Top Heavy (left), with Brewster Glacier between. Viewed from the summit of Mount Armstrong
Mount Brewster (right) and Top Heavy (left), with Brewster Glacier between. The summit of Mount Armstrong is in the foreground
From left - Haast River, Top Heavy, Brewster Glacier, Mount Brewster, with Mount Wray and Tole in the distance
Snowfield below Mount Armstrong, with the Haast River at right
Brewster Hut and Haast River
Brewster Hut, viewed on the traverse to the base of Mount Brewster
Traversing north at about 2,000m towards Mount Brewster
Ascending snow on the east side of Brewster Glacier
Mount Brewster from about 2,000m. The West Ridge is left, South Ridge right and the south east face far right
A view of the entire West Ridge of Mount Brewster
Tarn next to Brewster Hut
Mount Brewster reflected in the tarn beside Brewster Hut
Mount Brewster at sunset, viewed from Brewster Hut
From left - Mount Cross (1,523m), The Blister (1,537m) and Mount Wilson (1,509m), west across the Haast River from Brewster Hut
From right - Mount Brewster, Top Heavy and the peaks across Haast River, viewed at dawn from about 1,900m
Mount Brewster at about 2,100m on the approach
View south west to Mount Armstrong (left)
Mount Armstrong, viewed from the base of Mount Brewster
Ascending the lower section of the West Ridge, with Top Heavy behind
At about 2,300m on the West Ridge, looking toward the Summit of Mount Brewster
At about 2,300m on the West Ridge, looking toward the Summit of Mount Brewster
View back down the West ridge (right), with Top Heavy left of centre
Looking north east along the Walls River towards Aoraki Mount Cook (far right)
View north east to Aoraki Mount Cook
Progressing along the West Ridge
Pitching an exposed section of the West Ridge at about 2,300m
Chris Prudden's guide's eye view along the West Ridge
View north west from the West Ridge
At our high point for the day, with clouds rolling in and time running short
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