Occasional Climber

Mount Travers, via South Ridge, May 2019

Lake Rotoiti viewed from the peir at Saint Arnaud
Paradise ducks on Travers River
On the river flats beyond Cold Water Hut (600m)
A tributary stream just north of John Tait Hut
John Tait Hut (800m), with Mt Travers (2,338m) behind
Travers River, beyond John Tait Hut
Mt Travers (right) and Upper Travers Hut (1,310m)
The South Ridge and face of Mt Travers, viewed from Tavers Saddle (1,787m) at dawn
Gaining the South Ridge, just above Travers Saddle
At about 1,800m on the South Ridge
At 1,950m on the South Ridge, time for harnesses on
The beginning of a large (and longer than expected) blocky buttress before the notch
On top of the buttress, heading towards the notch
One of several minor obstacles along the buttress
Just off the ridge, not enjoying patchy snow, loose rock and verglass
The view at 2,000m, into the notch (bottom right) and up the 2 crux pitches leading to the slabs beneath the summit. Not conducive conditions to continue
A view to the west of Travers Saddle from about 1,950m
A view south to Kehu (2,220m) from about 1,900m
Travers River, north of John Tait Hut
Forest flora
A tranquil bay on the left/east shore of Lake Rotoiti

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