Occasional Climber

Mount Somers, March 2019

Mt Somers viewed on the approach from the south
Fungi near the Sharplin Falls carpark
A wild mushroom on Staveley Hill (1,085m)
A Tomtit on Staveley Hill
Acland Shelter, at about 900m on Mt Somers Walkway
A section of Mt Somers' south face shrouded in cloud
Crags on Mt Somers' south face, with the Canterbury Plains stretching south
Climbing an abandoned 4WD track eastwards, with the Manuka Range and Clent Hills in the distance
Tarns at 1,280m on the northwest side of Mt Somers. Our campsite is left and the summit area of Mt Somers right
Our camp site just above the tarns at 1,300m
Tarns at 1,280m
A 2am panorama from 1,300m, taking in the Winterslow Range (right), Manuka Range and Clent Hills (left)
Our campsite, with the summit area of Mt Somers above
A section of the Winterslow Range at dawn
A dawn panorama from 1,300m, taking in the Winterslow Range (right), Manuka Range and Clent Hills (left)
A section of the Winterslow Range at dawn
Sunken cloud contouring the landscape in the valley below
A section of the Winterslow Range at dawn
A dawn view from 1,300m, of the Manuka Range (right) and Clent Hills (left)
Our campsite, with a section of the Winterslow Range in the distance
A view north and west from about 1,350m, to the Winterslow Range (right), Manuka Range and Clent Hills (left)
A view from 1,280m, of the Winterslow Range (left) and the summit area of Mt Somers (far right)
A tarn at 1,280m, with part of the Winterslow Range behind
At about 1,350m, looking west to Clent Hills
At about 1,400m, looking west to Clent Hills
At about 1,500m, looking west to Clent Hills
At 1,600m, looking northeast to the Winterslow Range and Alford Range
A summit view (1,688m), looking west
The summit marker 1,688m
A view west across the broad flat summit area of Mt Somers
The view east from the summit to the Alford Range and Canterbury Plains
Looking east, across the Mt Somers Summit Track ridge (left), to the Canterbury Plains
Foothills of Canterbury
From about 1,400m on the Mt Somers Summit Track, looking south to the Canterbury Plains
Looking back to Mt Somers' summit, from near Staveley Hill (1,085m)

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