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    Mirror on the massive

    View across Kongde Lake to the Everest Group and more, Khumbu, Nepal

  • Razor

    At 1,400m on Mitre Peak, Milford Sound, Fiordland

  • Serenity

    Beneath Ball Pass, Aoraki Mt Cook National Park

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    Northeast ridge, Mt Travers, Nelson Lakes

  • North Crater

    Walking the light fantastic, Tongariro National Park

  • Incoming

    Changing conditions on Mt Taranaki, New Zealand

  • Metelille Glacier

    View from the southern edge of Annette Plateau

  • In the crux

    Finding a route up Mt Kitchener, Mt Cook National Park

  • Traverse Pass

    On the traverse towards Mount Talbot, Darran mountains

  • Glass

    A roadside lake near Omarama

  • Summits ahead

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

  • Day break

    Dawn view on the saddle beneath Tiraha, Ruahines

  • Volcanoe

    Dusk view from the Ruahines across to Mt Ruapehu

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

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    Cloudy Peak

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

  • Dusk giant

    Makalu, from Kongma La, Khumbu

  • Goddess in winter

    Sunset on the Everest Group, from Kala Pattar

  • Straddling the ribbon

    On Talbots Ladder, above Homer Tunnel

  • Beyond the labyrinth

    Mount Owen’s limestone, with Mt Bell beyond

  • Rainbow route

    Climbing Mt Sibbald (2,811m)

  • Summit view

    From Mt Armstrong, looking towards Mt Brewster

  • Red divide

    View near Pioneer Hut, Southern Alps, NZ

  • Royal hues

    Mts Kangtega, Tamserku, Kasum Kanguru – Khumbu, Nepal

  • Khumbu dusk

    From left, Ama Dablam, Kangtega, Tamserku

  • Hikurangi view

  • Taranaki/Mt Egmont

    Viewed from Tongariro

  • Paretetaitonga

    Looking towards the main summit on Ruapehu

  • Ruapehu (2,797m)

    Highest peak of North Island, NZ

  • Cloud Piercer

    Mt Cook viewed from Lake Pukaki

  • Vertical

    Paiju Peak and Uli Biaho, Baltistan

  • Snow Dome

    Viewed from K2 Base Camp, Baltistan

  • Vigne Glacier

    En route to Gondogoro La, Baltistan

  • No higher

    Mount Everest, flanked by Lhotse (left, in shadow) and Makalu (right)

  • Everest view

    From Gokyo Ri to Everest, Khumbu, Nepal

  • Kanchenjunga

    Viewed from the Singalila Ridge, West Bengal

  • Mitre

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

  • Icy fingers

    Summit rime ice, Mt Taranaki

  • Crater scape

    In the crater of Mt Taranaki

  • Girdlestone

    View to the main summit of Ruapehu

  • Rime

    On Girdlestone, Mt Ruapehu, NZ

  • Hot & cold

    Crater Lake, Mt Ruapehu, NZ

  • Lake Hayes

    Queenstown, NZ

  • Dusk

    View towards Glenorchy and Mount Earnslaw

  • Dawn sentinels

    View from Esquilant bivvy, Aspiring National Park, NZ

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