Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Cycling across Arthur's Pass

Mountain biking on scree slopes

The Keas (alpine parrots) wrecked my bike seat!
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3-day hike in Arthurs Pass National Park over Wailmak Col

Hut we stayed in

Reaching the snow line


Coming up the snow

Frozen lake and small glacier

The view going down
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Overnight kayak in Abel Tasman National Park



Lunch on beach

Sunset

Friendly baby fur seals






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Sunset at Hokitika (west coast)
Mauria Hot springs


Natural algae in water

Water soaked wrinkled hands
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Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers

Ice debris!


Franz Josef glacier terminal face

Ice cave

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Gillespie Beach on west coast

Lakeside drive

4-day hike in Aspiring NP over Rabbit Pass

We started with a jetboat ride up the river

Riverside lunch



"Waterfall face" - our steep ascent route is on the right

Coming up



Our camp

Walking out through the river

3-wire bridge
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Milford Sound


Under waterfall


Dolphins playing

Cliffside falls during some heavy rain
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Mt Cook and Lake Pukaki
5-day mountain trip to Annette Glacier


Mueller hut dunny at sunset

On Annette glacier

Mt Annette

play climb

Mt Cook at sunset

Sunset over the main divide

On Metillile glacier


play climbing


Crevasses

Our camp
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Otago region & wildlife

Yellow-eyed penguins


Moeraki boulders

Royal Albotros

Otago peninsula

Sea lions courting

kelp

sand dunes
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4-day mountain trip up Hooker glacier valley

Mueller glacier lake

Hooker glacier terminal face

First camp

Hooker glacier moraines after snow

Looking up hooker glacier

On the glacier

Ascending through powder snow

3rd camp

Mt Cook and Hooker glacier by moonlight

Icebergs in Hooker lake
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