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Waimakariri Falls and Harman Pass, January 2020

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Approaching Anti Crow Hut (750m)
Mount Rolleston at the head of Crow Valley, viewed from Anti Crow Hut
A view up the Waimakariri River, just west of Anti Crow Hut
A dragonfly on the trail
Another crossing of the Waimakariri River, south east of Carrington Hut
Carrington Hut (815m)
Heading north, beyong Carrington Hut, up the Waimakariri River
A view back towards Carrington Hut, on the Waimakariri River
Further north, approaching the headwaters of Waimakariri River
A group of seven or more kea paid us a visit beneath the main climb to Waimakariri Falls
One of a group of seven or more kea paid us a visit beneath the main climb to Waimakariri Falls
Mount Cook Lilly pads, but no flowers
A Mount Cook Lilly pad
Edelweiss
At about 1,200m, beneath Waimakariri Falls
The deep narrow gorge beneath Waimakariri Falls
A tarn near Waimakariri Falls Hut, looking north to Waimakariri Col (1,787m)
A tarn near Waimakariri Falls Hut, looking north to Waimakariri Col (1,787m)
Waimakariri Falls Hut (1,250m). The red flanks of Mount Carrington are left and the flanks of Mount Rolleston right
Inside Waimakariri Falls Hut (1,250m)
The top of Waimakariri Falls, with the hut top left
The upper reaches of Waimakariri River, with the hut left of centre
Looking north to Waimakariri Col (1,787m)
A Mount Cook lilly in flower
A view from about 1,250m, looking south down the upper Waimakariri River on the descent
A view south east, crossing the White River near Carrington Hut
A SAR Rescue for Helge, after breaking his collar bone in a freak fall about 20 minutes from Carrington Hut
Heading up White River, this view looking west
At the rocky base of the climb from White River, up Taipoiti River
The valley up Taipoiti River quickly narrows, here at about 950m
At about 1,000m, looking up Taipoiti River
At about 1,050m, looking up Taipoiti River
At about 1,100m, looking back down Taipoiti River
Alpine flora
At about 1,200m, looking back down Taipoiti River
At about 1,330m, just above Harman Pass, looking south west to Whitehorn Pass (1,756m). Mount Isobel (2,036m) is left and Mount Rosamond (2,186m) right in cloud
A view north east to Harman Pass (1,321m)
Ariels Tarns (1,350m), with Whitehorn Pass centre
Our campsite at Ariels Tarns
Ariels Tarns, with Mount Isobel behind
Ariels Tarn, with Whitehorn Pass right of centre
Ariels Tarns (1,350m), with Whitehorn Pass left of centre
Ariels Tarn
Clough Cableway, spanning White River, just east of Taipoiti River
Clough Cableway, spanning White River, just east of Taipoiti River
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