Occasional Climber

The Orongorongos and Mt Matthews, August 2006

Mount Matthews is the highest point on the left hand skyline - just a hop, skip and jump from downtown Wellington
Mount Matthews is the highest point, in cloud
Heading up the Orongorongo River, with Papatahi (902m) ahead
Hill country public address system
At the lower end of Matthews Stream
Matthews Stream
Matthews Stream
View north, near the South Saddle (545m), below Mount Matthews (941m)
Getting licked in to shape at the South Saddle
View south to Palliser Bay, from the South Saddle
Near 360 panorama from the South Saddle
Near the summit of Mount Matthews, looking north
Polly fuelling up, below the summit
Summit view (941m), across Lake Onoke and Palliser Bay, to the Aorangi Range and the Wairarapa
Heading south, back down the Orongorongo River

Read about it
Queen of the south coast Wilderness Magazine Apr 16


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