Peak Bagging New Zealand

South Island => Avalanche Peak => Topic started by: ellisp on May 25, 2009, 05:07:46 AM

Title: Avalanche Peak - summer 2006
Post by: ellisp on May 25, 2009, 05:07:46 AM
A very pleasant day trip using the round trip.  Good weather; but even in good weather at this time of the year you need to be well-prepared with warm and weather-proof clothes.  We wore jackets but didn't take, or need, weatherproof pants - which I would say, in passing, are essential for any multi-day tramps in the Arthur's Pass region. 

Photos below show the Avalanche Peak summit ridge; a kea on the summit ridge; and a nearby hanging glacier (sorry, I forget on which mountain) seen from the summit.