Occasional Climber

  • North Crater


    Walking the light fantastic, Tongariro National Park

  • Calm …


    … before the storm, Mt Taranaki

  • Incoming


    Changing conditions on Mt Taranaki, New Zealand


  • View west to Mt Ruapehu and Ngauruhoe, from the Kaimanawas

  • Day break


    Dawn view on the saddle beneath Tiraha, Ruahines

  • Volcanoe


    Dusk view from the Ruahines across to Mt Ruapehu

  • Vapour flood


    Summit view from Tiraha, looking west, Ruahines

  • Ohuinga view


    Looking east and south from Ohuinga, Ruahines


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

  • Dawn


    Dawn view south east from Arete Bivy, Tararuas

  • Jewel


    The tarn just above Arete Bivy, Tararuas

  • From Arete


    Arete summit view south west to Lancaster and the main Tararua Range

  • Tararua Goblins


    Goblin forest on the ridge between Cow Creek and Blue Range Hut

  • Rugged traverse


    The rocky ridge between Girdlestone and Adkin, Tararuas

  • Ruahine dawn


    Tongariro National Park, seen from above Purity Hut, Ruahines

  • Elder dusk


    Sunset from Elder Hut, Tararuas

  • Tararua haven


    Dundas Hut from Pukemoremore Peak

  • Weather maker


    Mt Taranaki

  • Up


    To Fantham’s Peak, Mt Taranaki, NZ

  • View north


    From the summit of Mt Ngauruhoe, NZ

  • Ruakumaras


    View from Ruatoria towards Hikurangi

  • Hikurangi view


  • Crater rim


    Mt Ngauruhoe

  • Taranaki/Mt Egmont


    Viewed from Tongariro

  • Paretetaitonga


    Looking towards the main summit on Ruapehu

  • Ruapehu dawn


  • Girdlestone


    Southern end of Mt Ruapehu

  • Ruapehu (2,797m)


    Highest peak of North Island, NZ

  • Volcanic


    Summit view, Mt Ngauruhoe, NZ

  • Spine


    Looking south from Mt McGregor along the spine of the Tararuas

  • Jumbo dawn


    View from Jumbo Hut, Tararuas, NZ

  • Spine


    View north along the spine of the Tararuas, NZ

  • Mitre


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

  • Icy fingers


    Summit rime ice, Mt Taranaki

  • Taranaki


    Summit rime, Mt Taranaki (2,518m)

  • Crater scape


    In the crater of Mt Taranaki

  • Summit cone


    Mt Taranaki’s main summit from Fantham’s Peak

  • Plateau


    Ruapehu’s summit plateau from Tukino Peak

  • Tahurangi


    Ruapehu summit view (2,797m)

  • Volcanic Alps


    View to Ruapehu’s summit from Mitre Peak

  • Traverse


    To Mitre Peak on Ruapehu, NZ

  • Girdlestone


    View to the main summit of Ruapehu

  • Rime


    On Girdlestone, Mt Ruapehu, NZ

  • Hot & cold


    Crater Lake, Mt Ruapehu, NZ

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