Anthony and I head off to Angelus hut for a NZAC Nelson section mid winter garthering's. Whisky tasting being the theme for this years trip.
We meetup at Robert Ridge and I left my car there and we drove down to Kerr Bay for a ten o'clock boat trip up to Coldwater hut.
We left Hopeless hut just after nine, nice early start, heading to Angelus via Sunset Saddle, looking ok at the head of the valley. Should be an easy crampon trip with the hard snow.
All breakfasting by eight and Anthony and I left at nine, heading out along Robert Ridge. Anthony in front of the weather worn hut with the shovel looking high.
1000 Boat up lake
1450 At Hopeless hut
0915 Left Hopeless
1515 At Angelus hut
0856 Left Angelus hut
1259 At Robert Ridge car park