|We went for a two-week holiday tramping and climbing with Ruth and Austin (over from England). First we did the Three Passes tramp from the Waimak over Harman, Whitehorn and Browning passes to the Styx and Hokitika on the West Coast. |
Next we headed down to Mt Aspiring national park and camped on the Cascade Saddle. We failed to climb Mt Liverpool (too many crevasses), then climbed Mt Tyndal the next day.
After a rest day in Wanaka we headed for Queenstown and set off up the Rock Burn, hoping to get to Lake Narine and descend the Route Burn North branch. Unfortunately the rain set in the next morning so we tramped back out and retreated to Dunedin in search of better weather, penguins and sea lions.