Grand Plateau

A Nelson NZAC trip organised by Ben Winnubst, with an aim to climb the high peak of Cook. There are five of us in the group.

Saturday 11/01/2003

Left Nelson early in the morning and headed to Christchurch down the East Coast to pick up a new Pocket PC. Then on down South to the NZAC Lodge.

Sunday 12/01/2003
Wandered up the Hooker to the monument

Monday 13/01/2003
After luch we finally got the call to fly into Plateu Hut, loading up at airport.
The following photos are from the flight into the Plateau.
We wandered up the Dome for a look see, tomorrow we will head up Cook via the Linda.

Tuesday 14/01/03
Headed up the Linda, stopped at a big schrund at 2700m. Returned to the hut and rested all day. Tomorrow will be Dixon if its safe.

Wednesday 15/01/03
Wandered up Mt Dixon 3004m, was a nice easy straight forward climb. The following photo was taken from the top of Dixon looking down the Tasman.
Snow got a bit soft in the afternoon on the descent.

Thursday 16/01/03
A do nothing day.

Friday 17/01/03
Left Plateau hut at 0445 and headed out from Grand Plateau thru Cinerama col and down the Boyce glacier and out to Ball hut. Got to the car at 1400.

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