Sunday, January 3, 2010

Some of my favourite wild places in New Zealand

Happy New Year readers - may 2010 treat you well!

Thanks for the well wishes I've received re. my tooth problem. It's now sorted and all I can say is it's left me with a reminder that good health is everything, and an unbelievable need for sleep.

Some more scans of my slide collection - some from my early days of New Zealand mountain and landscape photography - some of my favourite shots and places really.

Classic view of Mt Cook and Mt Tasman from the Malte Brun Range...

Summer snow...

Sunrise on Mt Cook from Tasman Saddle Hut...


Storm from door of old Muellar Hut...

Hooker Valley and Mt Cook in early winter...

Skiing the Tasman Glacier between storm fronts...

Chris and Sarah on Mt Hooker...

Muchison Glacier [I forget the mountain names I'm afraid]...

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Blogger Bob McKerrow said...

Great photod Donald. Do you have any of Park Pass, Mt. Poseidon ? I am looking for some. Bob

January 4, 2010 at 6:41 PM  
Blogger Donald said...

>Do you have any of Park Pass, Mt. Poseidon ? I am looking for some.

I'd just been reading your blog Bob and wondered if Poseidon was the one to the north of Park Pass, and it seems it is.

I camped on the pass one damp night, but just on sunset the slopes looked so inviting with lovely twists and curves. But alas no photos or climb. Funny though it's such a beautiful place I've had it in my mind to revisit.

My one and only Olivine's folly used the next river up the Dart and we camped on what I believe were the Olivine ledges and looked out on Fiery Col to the left. It was an interesting trip: good weather lured us on and then the bad nailed us down at every turn - 17 days out on 10 days food. We did manage to wave down a heli so at least a SAR was avoided when he got home and could ring Glenorchy to say we were OK, thus avoiding much embarrassment! Then he helped organise a fixed wing the next day and then when we were dropped at a farmer's strip at Glenorchy the lovely wife foolishly offered us her fruit cake, and while her eyes bulged it nearly became the focus of a search!

Anyway please send me an email contact as I have something nice to share about Irina's mum.




January 4, 2010 at 10:01 PM  
Blogger cragrat said...

I think the bottom pic is of the East Face of Mt Aylmer

May 6, 2010 at 4:06 PM  
Blogger Donald said...

Thanks Simon, yes could be - made the photo on leaving Muchison hut [it over my right shoulder roughly].

Nice to make contact again and see your nice wedding photos.



May 6, 2010 at 4:13 PM  

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