An Inland Kaikoura trip with Brian and Richard. Heading up Hodder river to the Hodder huts and want to climb Mt Tapueae-o-Uenuku.
  • Mt Tapueae-o-Uenuku 2885m
  • Mt Alarm 2877m
  • Muzzle Saddle 2222m
Friday 12/03/1993
Flew down to Blenheim at 1625, Brian and Richard picked me up. Off to get groceries and food.  Drove up the road and tenting at the hay barn.

Saturday 13/03/1993

11:10 am Left car and tent and heading up the hodder. Overcast, no wind about 15C.
17:10 pm arrived at Hodder huts, was able to have candles outside at night as no wind.

Sunday 14/03/1993
15:50 pm All three of us on top of Mt Tapueae-o-Uenuku. Hard walk,

Monday 15/03/1993
Wandered up Muzzle Saddle and saw a few chamois.

Tuesday 16/03/1993
 8:30 am Left hut for climb up Alarm.
10:50 am Just Brian and I. Smoko stop on ridge overlooking final bowl.
11:00 am on again, getting scarey !
12:10 pm Peaked on Alarm, we where slightly alarmed.
Brian was momentarily floored.
So that was 3 hours 40 minutes from hut to top.

Had an interesting time after Alarm meet Richard halfway on our descent.

Wednesday 17/03/1993
 7:45 am Left hut.
10:55 am Out in the riverbed below bridge.
Having a wash and waiting for Brian and Slippery.
Brian left a doc on the post in the river.
Had a nice drive out.
Flew home to Wellington 1715.


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