Occasional Climber

Tararua Peaks, March 2013

Heading in to the clag, west of Boyd-Wilson Knob (1,138m)
On the ridge near Vosseler (1,198m)
Below Yeates (1,205m)
Below McIntosh(1,286m)
On Tuiti (1,325m), before the Steel Ladder
The Ladder
The Ladder
Chains at the base of the Ladder, leading around to Maungahuka (1,330m). In whiteout conditions this exposed section can be quite disorienting
Maungahuka Hut (1,300m)
Looking to the east side of the main range, towards Mount Holdsworth
More mist shrowded ridge, on the approach to Aokaparangi (1,354m)
Heading north to Kahiwiroa (1,320m). I became benighted north of here, after failing to find the route down off the ridge to Anderson Memorial Hut before nightfall. Better to stay put than take the wrong spur, of which there were several to choose from, down into dense bush. While the route is cairned, it's easy to lose them on the wide, rocky, eroded ridge top.
Anderson Memorial Hut (1,150m) for a breakfast stop
On Junction Knob (1,375m), still with nothing much to take photos of!
Down at the Otaki River, before Waitewaewae Hut (300m)
The Otaki River
Waitewaewae Hut (300m)


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