Occasional Climber

North face, Mt Cupola, October 2020

Mount Cupola (left), shrouded in cloud, above Cupola Hut
Cupola Hut
Cupola Hut
The north face of Mount Cupola (centre), dawn, above Cupola Hut
The view north en route to Mt Cupola, to Mt Hopeless
The view north enroute to Mt Cupola, to Mt Hopeless
A section of the Travers Range, with Mt Cupola far left, from above Cupola Hut
The north face route on Mt Cupola
The view east at sunrise, from about 1,750 metres, en route to Mt Cupola
The view east at sunrise, from about 1,800 metres, en route to Mt Cupola
The view north to Mt Hopeless at dawn, from about 1,800 metres, en route to Mt Cupola
The view north east to Mt Hopeless (left) and Travers Valley (right), from about 1,850 metres, en route to Mt Cupola
Approaching the entry point to the couloir on Mt Cupola's north face, about 1,900 metres
On the first 100 metre stretch of the couloir
Near the top of the 200 metre couloir, at about 2,100m
Ascending more gradual snow slopes below the summit
On a rocky section at about 2,150m, below the summit
Ascending a snow slope just before the final summit ridge
On the summit (2,260m), looking north with Mt Hopeless at right
Approaching the summit, with Mt Hopeless at centre (north) and Tapuae-O-Uenuku far right skyline (east)
Looking north from the summit to Mt Hopeless (2,278m) and Mt Angelus (2,075m - left of centre)
Looking south from the summit, Mt Travers (2,338m) centre and Mt Franklin (2,340m) far right
Looking east from the summit to Tapuae-O-Uenuku (2,885m)
Looking east from the summit to Tapuae-O-Uenuku (2,885m), Alarm and Mitre, far right skyline and northeast to Scotts Knob (1,678m - the pyramid left of centre)
On the descent, at about 2,200m
On the descent, at about 2,150m
Back down below the couloir, at about 1,800m
A tributary stream on the true left of Cupola Creek, at about 1,000m

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