Spring - a mixed bag!!
Spring is normally associated with a mix up of the four seasons often during one day and certainly it has been a “real’ spring here this year. Reflecting this is my own mixed bag of conflicting late season ambitions and it seems inability to leave the house for more than a day at most. Locally, benefiting from larger than normal snowfalls in the Arthur ranges, it has been possible to get plenty of good short trips in whilst kids are at school. However there has been the frustration of not been able to get much further afield.
Throw in a bike though and interesting one day trips into the Nelson Lakes area of the Southern Alps become possible although usually needing quite a considerable amount of physical and mental effort. I have been lucky recently to have Jake as a partner in some of these trips to help carry the pace. An adventure racer he push’s hard and fast all day - something which is necessary to achieve much in 24 hours and he has the added bonus of being an experienced mountaineer.
The photos below are a compilation of our 2 most recent trip’s this spring.
Heading up snow coulior’s to the ridge of 2152 m