Anthony and I headed off to Cupola hut with an aim to climb Cupola the next day.
0830 Left Nelson with Anthony.
Drove to Lake Rotoiti and got the water taxi to Cold Water hut.
Started walking just before 11.00am. Snowing on the way up.
1500 John Tait.
1600 Off to Cupola, took 4 hours. Probably 2 hours from zigzag. Chest deep snow in places.
2000 At the hut. Got the fire going.
Left Cupola hut just before eleven heading for John Tait, no way can we climb in this fresh deep snow, probably avalanches for the next day or so.
Left John Tait hut at quarter past nine in the morning.