Occasional Climber

Ringatoto Tahurangi circuit, October 2021

On approach to Whangaehu Hut, with Ringatoto left and Clock Tower/Catheral rocks right
Whangaehu Hut (2,060m)
Sunset view east from Whangaehu Hut
Inside Whangaehu Hut
Inside Whangaehu Hut
Sunrise view east from Whangaehu Hut
Ringatoto,Pyramid and the Clock Tower, from Whangaehu Hut at dawn
Whangaehu Hut, viewed from the Whangaehu streambed
Climbing the Whangaehu streambed
Pitching on the lower section of the north face of Ringatoto
Climbing the north face of Ringatoto
Crotch cam, Whippet approaching
On the north ridge of Ringatoto, not far below the summit
Summit view west from Ringatoto (2,591m). From left - Girdlestone, Tahurangi, Paretetaitonga, Cathedral Rocks, Tukino and Te Heuheu
Heading to the saddle beneath the east ridge of Tahurangi
Climbing to the east ridge of Tahurangi
A view of Crater Lake, from the eastern end of the east ridge
Climbing the east ridge of Tahurangi
Climbing the east ridge of Tahurangi
Climbing the east ridge of Tahurangi
Skirting under the ice cliffs guarding Tahurangi's summit
Summit view north from Tahurangi (2,797m)
Fluted snow on the saddle beneath the west side of Tahurangi
Paretetaitonga
Approaching Crater Lake. From left - Paretetaitonga, Dome, Cathedral rocks, Pyramid
Tukino (distant centre) and Cathedral Rocks
View east, across Crater Lake
View south, across Crater Lake. Pyramid left and Tahurangi right of centre
Whangaehu Hut, viewed from near the top of Whangaehu Glacier
Descending Whangaehu Glacier, with our route up the north face of Ringatoto in view to the right
Climbing out of the Whangaehu streambed to the Hut, with Pyramid behind
Snow sculptures above Whangaehu Hut. Pyramid left and the Clock Tower centre
The view from Tukino (1,700m) of the eastern side of Ruapehu
Ngauruhoe, viewed from below Tukino
The Ruahine Ranges, viewed from below Tukino
The view from near the Desert Road of the eastern side of Ruapehu
Ruapehu, viewed from a viewing platform on the road to Feilding
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