Mt Egmont with Paul

Paul and I doing a quick blast up Mt Egmont an easy way.

Friday 23/11/2007
Left Wellington and blasted off for Dawson Falls car park. Headed off up and bivvied out.

Saturday 24/11/2007
Hmmm not sure.

Sunday 25/11/2007
Headed off in nice weather apart from the fast sharp ice wind for the top.
And got there... almost not able to stand upright.

Totara Flats with Tariga

Making the most of having us all here in Wellington and taking Tariga to Totara Flats hut for a weekend tramp. Her second Tararua's tramp.

Friday 25/05/07
By ten Tariga and I where in our sleeping bags in the yellow tent at Holdsworth camping ground. It is a cold evening, probably have a frost.

Saturday 26/05/07
Packed up the tent and breakfasted and then headed off to Totara Flats about ten. Rest time at Rocky Lookout.
Long day for us but no problem. At the hut after a rest and food we played hacky. Went for wee walk back across the bridge.

Sunday 27/05/07
Back to the car today. Stopped in river and had lunch before heading up the hill. Up the hill was the best variety of fruiting bodies ever, for me in the Tararua's.

Begley Saddle Not

Anthony and I aim to go over Begley Saddle and climb Cotterell Peak at Nelson Lakes. Due to my navigation (rather lack of it) we missed the saddle and swung NE, instead of SE.

Friday 06/04/2007
0745 Left Anthony's house in Motueka and headed to Lake Rotoiti.
0900 At lake, talked to Bill as he was down there, boat ride up with Callum; Bills son in law. Lovely weather.
0930 Left Coldwater Hut. It is being done up by DOC at present.
1025 At Hukere Stream turnoff.
1210 Near Hopeless Creek turnoff. Viewing Mt. Travers.
Mt Travers in the distance
1354 At John Tait hut. Stopping for lunch.
1430ish On again.
1650 At Upper Travers hut. A few people here.

Saturday 07/04/2007

Out of bed and off up to Begley saddle.

We went up and up and  over a Saddle. Did not look like the saddle, but we proceeded and ended up in a high valley parallel to the Travers. We did not know it and the valley we went into was the Travers. Spotted a marker then hit a track. Where there should be no track! We ended up on the Travers track, so back to Upper Travers hut.

Sunday 08/04/2007
0740 Out of bed getting ready for a wander up to Begley and onto Kehu.
0900 Left hut.
1230 On top of Kehu, having lunch and coffee here.
Anthony on top of Kehu
View towards the saddle
Looking across at Travers
Ian and Anthony - yep ! fashion head wear
1330 Leaving Kehu.
Looking back at Kehu
1530 Back at Upper Travers hut. Awesome day we had.
Anthony at Upper Travers
Monday 09/04/2007
Early up and walk out to Cold Water to get water taxi.

Map showing Kehu

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Tarn Ridge Hut from Mitre Flats

A crazy Paul and Ian walk down the rabbit hole thru the forest along the rivers. Just living in the moment.

02/03/2007 Friday
About nine in in the evening picked up Paul from his house and then we drove off to the Upper Plain road for a walk into Mitre Flats hut. We started walking about eleven, got snagged by tree dreams.

03/03/2007 Saturday
We did not get to the hut until 0230 Saturday morning, a bit tired but had a nice dram of whisky before bed. A late wander to Tarn Ridge hut.

04/03/07 Sunday
Up early and headed off back out to Mitre Flats then out to the car and back to Wellington. Great day great views.
Tarn Ridge Hut
Table Ridge
Looking up trig on Girdlestone
Girdlestone - looking South
Girdlestone - looking West
Girdlestone - looking North
Girdlestone - looking East

Powll Hut with Tariga

Took Tariga up the normal track and Paul did the East Holdsworth track and we meet up at  Powll Hut for the night.

Saturday 17/02/2007
A nice walk up to Powll hut where we stayed the night.

Sunday 18/02/2007
Left Powll and Paul shot off in front of us, I tried to find the old higher track over the Gentle Annie and got us into a bit of a bush bash.