Its been almost 2 1/2 months since returning to New Zealand and spring is a good season to be out. This year the weather has been warmer and more settled than the last , perhaps not a perfect spring but much easier to get out nonetheless. With Mount Arthur still under a snowy veil it provided ideal training once or twice a week with some trips down to the Nelson lakes when I can manage and I've almost always had company this year! _ - another change from the last when almost every trip was solo. There is a small band of keen outdoors types to head out with often giving not only company but a different perspective of the mountain's. Soon I will be flat out with my job as walking guide in the Kahurangi National park over the summer but still hoping for a few more quick mountain bash's before been engulfed by "bush" tramps as we call forest hikes here down under.
Segio on Cyrstal peak above Lake Tennyson