Left on the ferry from Wellington as a group, meeting a taxi van in Picton that will take us up the Hodder.
6:32 am Time to get out of bed and up the river, we stayed in the Haybarn at the Hodder river last night. After breakfast and packing up we headed off up the Hodder.
Today we climbed Mt Tapuae-o-Uenuku and Alarm up the Staircase Stream route. Left the hut at six forty. Then it took one hour forty to get from the saddle to the top of Alarm.
4:00 am Up and breakfast and dressed, Steve, Max, and I off to climb Mitre Peak. Snow getting heavier so I turned back. It was a nice walk out Max and I both found interesting rocks and where carrying about 5kg out.
|Ian Hunt, Steve Thornly|
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