Twin Peaks in New Zealand
During the trekking of Glitch on the Ridge, when we slept at Salisbury hut, we admired some rough crests on the right of Mount Arthur. We thought: "We must go there sooner or later!".
Well... Here we are, in 3 beautiful Autumn days, for the last trekking before the winter comes!
With Matteo and Sylvia there are a few friends: Silvano, Matteo (Riaci's Bronze) and, off course, Conillo.
|Leaving the cars at Flora Car Park and preparing the backpacks. - - Cover||In the forest - - Cover||Getting higher, the trees are smaller and bearded. - - Cover||Sylvia and the Tasman bay - - Cover|
|Silvano and Matteo (Riaci's Bronze) are very fast: during all the trekking we have been running after them... To find them relaxing and waiting for us. - - Cover||Kevin from Christchurch and his friends were looking for a cave. - - Cover||Would they find it? - - Cover||Lunch time. - - Cover|
|Here Matteo almost died but we didn't make a picture of it... But Silvano made this nice picture of Sylvia - - Cover||Walking on the saddle to Ellis Basin. - - Cover||Quite windy! - - Cover||The Yeti is coming!! Ooops, no, it is Matteo (Riaci's Bronze) - - Cover|
|Silvano showing the Twins, the rock peaks where we were heading tomorrow. Down in the valley Ellis Hut was waiting for us :-) - - Cover||Us, the Twins and the valley... Yes, this picture is VERY similar to the previous one...But we like both of them :-) - - Cover||Sylvia arriving at Ellis Hut. It was 14:15... We really couldn't imagine to get there so early. - - Cover||Someone was making the fire outside (Conillo, Sylvia, Matteo x2), while someone... - - Cover|
|...While someone was lighting the fire in the hut's hearth. Unfortunately in this hut you have to choose: no fire and closed door, or fire on and wide open door with cold wind in :-( - - Cover||Everybody was sleeping quietly in the hut, while Conillo camped outside to have everything under control! Note how the sleeping-sock highlights his musculature! - - Cover||Hollow tree - - Cover||Climbing up to the Twins (on the left in the photo). - - Cover|
|Silvano took the wrong path and is far behind us... (can you see him?) In the time we took this picture he was again leading far in front of us. ...Yes, Silvano is fast! - - Cover||The Twins looked closer now... Well, not so close yet, actually! - - Cover||All the way up we had done. - - Cover||Matteo (Riaci's Bronze) on the top of the Twins. Sylvia, with the excuse of a flu, gave up in the valley beyond Matteo (RB); Matteo, with excuse of helping Sylvia, stayed there as well. Only Conillo, Matteo RB and Silvano reached the top. - - Cover|