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.

Thursday 2/10/2003
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.

Friday 3/10/2003
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.

Saturday 4/10/2003
Snowed in the night lovely morning.
1040 Left car heading up the Cameron river to the Cameron hut, beutifull day so far.
1535 At hut, just three other people here. Took about 5 hours including a lunch stop.
Sunday 5/10/2003
The others left. We went out and explored.
Monday 6/10/2003
1050 Off down to the cars.
1630 At cars and off back to Nelson

Map showing location of Cameron Hut

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