Field Report #3: Alpine New Zealand

Six mates spending eight nights in a hut learning the craft of alpine mountaineering. While exploring the peaks of Mt Cook national park we honed our skills in a rugged land of ice and rock.

Dawn Patrol

Dawn Patrol

Hochstetter dome east peak. 

Hochstetter dome east peak. 

A quick lunch break prior to climbing the last pitches. 

A quick lunch break prior to climbing the last pitches. 

Perfect cramponing conditions and blue bird weather made for an incredible day.  

Perfect cramponing conditions and blue bird weather made for an incredible day.  

Making the most of down time. When a storm roles in there is not much to do but chill out. 

Making the most of down time. When a storm roles in there is not much to do but chill out. 

Starting the long trek home 

Starting the long trek home 

Hard to not be impressed by Mt Cook. 

Hard to not be impressed by Mt Cook.