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Superb day
« on: May 08, 2012, 03:22:41 AM »
Bagged on a Sunday mission up from Wellington - up at 3am, drove to the Stratford Plateau startpoint and we were on the move just before 8am.

Stunning day and with running for parts of it (the start and parts of the way down) we were up in 3 hours, 20 mins or so at the top and down in 1.45 for a tick over 5 hours - finished around 1pm so beat the afternoon clouds rolling in.  The scree slopes were annoying but not too bad - worst bit being just inside the crater, we followed the poled route and got into a hell of a mess on the very icy side of the crater.  Without gloves it made for some cold hands up the top so we didn't hang around long.