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We went for a two-week holiday tramping and climbing with Ruth and Austin (over from England). First we did the Three Passes tramp from the Waimak over Harman, Whitehorn and Browning passes to the Styx and Hokitika on the West Coast.

Next we headed down to Mt Aspiring national park and camped on the Cascade Saddle. We failed to climb Mt Liverpool (too many crevasses), then climbed Mt Tyndal the next day.

After a rest day in Wanaka we headed for Queenstown and set off up the Rock Burn, hoping to get to Lake Narine and descend the Route Burn North branch. Unfortunately the rain set in the next morning so we tramped back out and retreated to Dunedin in search of better weather, penguins and sea lions.

 Ruth crossing the White river near Carrington Hut
 
 Whitehorn Pass
 
 Descending Whitehorn Pass
 
 Ruth crossing the river on the way to Park Morpeth hut
 
 Austin
 
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 Lake Browning
 
 Austin at the top of Browning Pass
 
 Hil looking down towards the Rakaia
 
 Tomtit in the Leatherwood
 
 Harman Hut in the Arahura
 
 Hil crossing the Styx
 
 Styx
 
 Camping on Cascade Saddle
 
 Perfect weather the next day
 
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 Choosing our route amongst the crevasses on Plunket dome
 
 Hil and Mt Maori
 
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 Tyndal
 
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 Big-boot climbing at the campsite
 
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 Mt Aspiring
 
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 Summit of Tyndal
 
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 Hil near the Rock burn
 
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 Rockburn flats
 
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 Swirly seaweed off Taiaroa Head
 
 Taiaroa head
 
 Hogsbacks
 
 Tom and a pyramid
 
 Sealion on Victory beach
 
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 Penguin prints!
 
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 Sea lion family
 
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 01 Godley head
 
 02 On the beach at Sumner
 
 03 Tramping up the Waimak
 
 04 Whitehorn pass
 
 05 Hil on the top of Whitehorn pass
 
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 08 Tom in Park Morpeth Hut
 
 09 Park Morpeth hut
 
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 13 Moon over Arahura valley
 
 14 Harmen hut
 
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 16 Grassy flat
 
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 18 Weka at Grassy Flats hut
 
 19 Kea near Cascade Saddle
 
 20 Kea
 
 21 Hil, Tom and Ruth at the Pylon
 
 22 Aspiring
 
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 25 Mt Tyndal and the cascade
 
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 30 Climbing Plunket dome
 
 31 Plunket dome summit
 
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 36 Hil and Ruth enjoying the first 300m of the Routeburn
 
 37 Rockburn bridge
 
 38 Camping up the Rock burn
 
 39 Sealion
 
 40 Sealions charging out of the sea towards me
 
 41 Bouldering at the Pyramid
 
 42 Dunedin
 
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 44 Moeraki boulders
 
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