Occasional Climber

Maungamahue bivvy, May 2021

Ascending Deadman's Track, at about 1,000m
Heading north along the Whanahuia Range towards Mangahuia (1,583m)
Rime ice at about 1,400m
Rime ice at about 1,400m
A small tarn west of Mangahuia, at about 1,400m
Heading north along the Whanahuia Range towards Mangahuia (1,583m)
Just west of Mangahuia, at about 1,500m
A Brochen spectre, viewed near Mangahuia
A view west, just below the top of Mangahuia
A little north of Mangahuia, at about 1,500m
North of Mangahuia
A series of small tarns north of Mangahuia, where we decided to set up camp
Our campsite, at 1,470m beside tarns north of Mangahuia, late afternoon
Climbing above our campsite to the 1,635m high point for sunset
Climbing above our campsite to the 1,635m high point for sunset
Rime ice, near the top of Point 1,635m
Sunset view northwest from Point 1,635m, to Maungamahue (1,661m)
Sunset view south to Mangahuia, from the 1,635m high point
Rime ice on Point 1,635m, at sunset
The ridges coming west off Maungamahue, at sunset
Dusk view north to Maungamahue, from the 1,635m high point
Our campsite, beside tarns north of Mangahuia, at dusk
Our campsite, beside tarns north of Mangahuia, before dawn
A small tarn beside the trail to Triangle Hut, at dawn
Blood moon at dawn
A small tarn beside the trail to Triangle Hut, looking southeast at dawn
A small tarn beside the trail to Triangle Hut, looking southeast at dawn
Our campsite, beside tarns north of Mangahuia, sunrise
A view northwest to the Volcanoes, from the saddle (1,500m) between Point 1,635m and Maungamahue (1,661m)
On the saddle, looking northeast to Maungamahue
Mt Taranaki, viewed from the saddle beneath Maungamahue
Maungamahue, viewed from the south
An early morning view north from Maungamahue. Mangaweka far left
An early morning view north from Maungamahue to Mangaweka
An early morning view northwest to the volcanoes, from Maungamahue
An early morning view north from Maungamahue, Te Hekenga right of centre
Maungamahue summit view, taking in Taranaki (left skyline) and Ruapehu and Ngauruhoe (to the right)
View northeast to Maungamahue (left) and Te Hekenga (right)
Retracing our steps south towards Mangahuia, with Mangaweka left skyline and Te Hekenga left of centre
View northeast from Mangahuia. From left, Mt Ruapehu, Point 1,635m, Mangaweka (centre), Te Hekenga
Ridges on the southern side of Point 1,635m
Heading west towards Rangiwahia Hut
A levitating Ruapehu, viewed from the trail to Rangiwahia Hut
A view north at sunset of Rangiwahia Hut (1,327m)
Sunset view northwest to the Volcanoes, from Rangiwahia Hut
Sunrise view northwest to Ngauruhoe, from Rangiwahia Hut
Sunrise view west, from Rangiwahia Hut
Sunrise view west, from Rangiwahia Hut
A small waterfall below Rangiwahia Hut
A view northwest, on the descent from Rangiwahia Hut
The archway bridge below Rangiwahia Hut
Back below the bushline
Road-side view northwest to the volcanoes from near Rangiwahia
New Zealand mountain and hill route maps

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