Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Cycling across Arthur's Pass

Mountain biking on scree slopes

The Keas (alpine parrots) wrecked my bike seat!

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
Overnight kayak in Abel Tasman National Park

Lunch on beach


Friendly baby fur seals


Sunset at Hokitika (west coast)
Mauria Hot springs

Natural algae in water

Water soaked wrinkled hands
Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers

Ice debris!

Franz Josef glacier terminal face

Ice cave


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
Milford Sound

Under waterfall

Dolphins playing

Cliffside falls during some heavy rain

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


Our camp

Otago region & wildlife

Yellow-eyed penguins

Moeraki boulders

Royal Albotros

Otago peninsula

Sea lions courting


sand dunes
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