Occasional Climber

  • Metelille Glacier


    View from the southern edge of Annette Plateau

  • Annette Plateau


    Dawn view to Mts Sefton and Cook

  • In the crux


    Finding a route up Mt Kitchener, Mt Cook National Park

  • Above the blanket


    On top of Mt Sebastopol, looking north to Mt Cook and the Main Divide

  • Traverse Pass


    On the traverse towards Mount Talbot, Darran mountains

  • Mt McPherson


    McPherson summit view north and west, Darran mountains

  • Fiordland


    View northwest from Key Summit to Mt Crosscut, Marian Peak and Mt Lyttle

  • Key Summit


    View west from Key Summit to Mt Suter, Mt Christina and Mt Crosscut, Fiordland

  • Hopeful


    Climbing towards the Quarterdeck, French Ridge


  • French Ridge Hut, Aspiring National Park

  • Glass


    A roadside lake near Omarama

  • Summits ahead


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


  • On Wakefield Ridge, looking north west towards the summit, with Mount Sefton and the Footstool at left


  • On Wakefield Ridge, looking at the Sealy Range and Mount Sefton, far right


  • Aoraki Mount Cook, beyond Lake Pukaki at sunset

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    Cloudy Peak


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

  • Darrans drama


    Above Gertrude saddle, Fiordland

  • Into the light


    Above Gertrude Saddle, Fiordland

  • Straddling the ribbon


    On Talbots Ladder, above Homer Tunnel

  • Sentinel


    Mt Rolleston towers above Arthurs Pass

  • Wading


    Deep snow in the Otira Valley, Arthurs Pass

  • Kahurangi curves


    Mount Bell (1,857m), Kahurangi National Park

  • Beyond the labyrinth


    Mount Owen’s limestone, with Mt Bell beyond

  • Rainbow route


    Climbing Mt Sibbald (2,811m)

  • Reward


    On top of Mt Forbes (2,583m)

  • Boulder hopping


    Approaching Separation Glacier

  • Hogsback


    Impressive weather cloaks Mt Tasman

  • En-route


    On the north-west ridge of Mt Brewster

  • Summit view


    From Mt Armstrong, looking towards Mt Brewster

  • Approach


    Below Brewster Hut on the approach to Mount Brewster

  • Dawn


    Lake Matheson, West Coast

  • Red divide


    View near Pioneer Hut, Southern Alps, NZ

  • Ascending


    Chancellor Dome, West Coast, NZ

  • Kea Point


  • Hooker Glacier


  • Cloud Piercer


    Mt Cook viewed from Lake Pukaki

  • Aoraki


    Viewed from the Hooker River

  • Aoraki Mt Cook


    The classic Hermitage view, NZ


  • Mounts Sefton and Cook

  • Angelus


    Lake and Peak, Nelson Lakes, NZ

  • The classic U


    Milford Sound, NZ

  • Wet


    Milford Sound, NZ

  • The Darrans


    Approaching Talbot’s Ladder, Fiordland, NZ

  • Lake Hayes


    Queenstown, NZ

  • Lake Hayes


    Queenstown, NZ

  • Remarkable


    Lake Wakatipu, viewed from the Remarkables, Queenstown, NZ

  • Dusk


    View towards Glenorchy and Mount Earnslaw

  • Main Divide


    View to the main divide from the top of Ben Lomond

  • Remarkables and more


    From the summit of Ben Lomond, Queenstown, NZ

  • Descent


    From Mueller Hut, Mount Cook National Park

  • Hard to beat


    View northwest above the summit rocks, Mount Cook

  • Mounts Cook, Silberhorn & Tasman


    From Plateau Hut

  • The 3000ers


    Aoraki dominates this view of the main divide, NZ

  • On top


    Chancellor Dome

  • Look west


    From Pioneer Hut, West Coast, NZ

  • Tasman


    And Pioneer Hut

  • Tread with care


    Beneath Mount Tasman on the Fox Neve

  • Dawn sentinels


    View from Esquilant bivvy, Aspiring National Park, NZ

  • Summit view


    From Mount Earnslaw, Aspiring National Park, NZ

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