Finale - last trip of the year , up Mt-Tapuaenuku with Carl , Elliot and Ashley. Another great trip to the Monarch of the upper South Island.
At home with Linna, Isabelle and Leo
Below , Pictures from the Trip to Tapuaenuku
The day after Tapuaenuku, Carl and I went up Point 2411m on the ridge West of the Hodder river. Unfortunately I had lost my Camera and Carl's phone lost its power and we only got a few shots on way up. The view from the top was one of the best Mountain views I have seen (no photos unfortunately) . To the West river valleys curled in all directions and Mt Gladstone looked rather rocky - and another peak 2578m to South East looked outright ornery . Almost the whole Inland Kaikoura range from South to North was visible which gave a great indication for conditions of the traverse I'd like to make when a few free days come up. But above all was Tapuaenuku - you never really see it in its entirety when you climb from the Hodder but from 2411m it was the absolute Monarch reducing both Mitre and Alarm to second rank. It filled the whole eastern horizon Buttress's , Pinnacles , gully's , ridges - real Character.