This is my first explore of the Arrowsmith Range and it went bad as somehow on the walk into the hut Paul dropped his crampons so we never did get a climb in. We had planned to at least climb Marquee, as it is a straight forward climb by the South ridge with a false summit 20 minutes before the top.
After work left Nelson for Blenhiem as had arranged to meet Paul at the railyway station. Both of us with a car. After nine we headed off to Christchurch. So early hours of Saturday we drove to Lake Heron and slept in our cars.
Woke late and it was raining. When the rain stopped we put up our tents and then it really thundered down, decided to wait and see what tomorrows weather would be.
Snowed in the night lovely morning.
1535 At hut, just three other people here. Took about 5 hours including a lunch stop.
The others left. We went out and explored.
1050 Off down to the cars.
1630 At cars and off back to Nelson
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