bernieq

in NZ
April 2009
Routeburn-Greenstone (5-day) & Rees-Dart (5-day)
Hosed down on the Hollyford face but calm, deep blue sky on Cascade Saddle - just fabulous

April 2011 Travers-Sabine (8-day) & Mt Arthur-LeslieR-WilkinsonTk-BatonR (5-day)
Snow at the Angelus, blood & sweat at Baton Saddle - great tramping

Feb 2013 St Arnaud-Lewis Pass (9-day) & 5 Passes via Lake Nerine (8-day)
20+ days of outstanding weather for two fantastic tramps
1st was more challenging, both encompassed wonderful landscapes – high alpine passes & tarns, scree-covered slopes, cold clear rivers under beech
Side trip to Park Glacier & Sunset Peak were highlights

April 2016 Kaimanawa-Kaweka Crossing (6-day)
Tough tramp - lots of steep up-down and some diabolical off-track

Feb 2017 Kahurangi NP (2x 7-day) Up the Anatoki to Yuletide, Adelaide Tarn & the Needle and along the Lockett & Douglas Ranges, Lonely Lake, Kakapo, Gibbs, Benson & Anatoki Peaks

Otorehinaiti Biv

Otorehinaiti Biv

Basic full height biv with camping areas surrounding.   More ▶︎
W Matakitaki - Ada Pass Hut

W Matakitaki - Ada Pass Hut

Treeline in West Matakitaki Valley to Ada Pass Hut, via 3 Tarns Pass An actual, recorded, gpx – the only thing I’d change is where the trace leaves the W Matakitaki River at the 1400m contour. Instead, I would remain in ...   More ▶︎
Blue Lake Hut - Bobs Hut

Blue Lake Hut - Bobs Hut

Blue Lake campsite to Bob’s Hut, via Lake Thompson and D’Urville Pass An actual, recorded, gpx – the high route section from Thompson Pass to D’Urville Pass is not advised in poor visibility.   More ▶︎

Five Passes via Lake Nerine and North Col

A classic tramp north of the Routeburn. Rather than exit via the Rockburn, we extended the trip through Lake Nerine and North Col Feb 2013   More ▶︎
St Arnaud - Lewis Pass

St Arnaud - Lewis Pass

A 9-day 100km tramp via the Thompson, D'Urville and 3 Tarns Passes Feb 2013   More ▶︎
Lake Kaniere - Otira

Lake Kaniere - Otira

from the north end of Lake Kaniere, along the west shore to the Styx river. East along the Styx to the Arahura river and over Newton saddle to Taipo river. Downstream to Dillon Homestead then over Kelly saddle to Midland ...   More ▶︎
Mt Arthur Hut - Salisbury Lodge

Mt Arthur Hut - Salisbury Lodge

via Gordons Pyramid   More ▶︎
Aspiring - Rees

Aspiring - Rees

Starting at Raspberry Flat, this track passes Mt Aspiring Hut in the West Matukituki Valley and then climbs steeply to the Pylon and Cascade Saddle - be warned that this is a dangerous climb across snow-grass and should not be ...   More ▶︎
Rees - Dart

Rees - Dart

Starting at Muddy Creek, this track heads up the Rees River to the head of the valley with a short sharp climb to the Rees saddle. Down the Snowy Creek to Dart Hut. Usually, weather permitting, trampers would factor in ...   More ▶︎
Travers Falls

Travers Falls

The whole of the Travers River funnels through this narrow slit - must be awesome after heavy rain. About 1km upstream from Cupola Creek and 2km upstream from John Tait Hut, there is a signposted 10min path down to the base ...   More ▶︎
Baton Valley Track

Baton Valley Track

From Baton Saddle, the route follows snow-poles steeply down to the valley floor through Spaniard grass thickets (not the most sensible or obvious route) to the bog at the valley floor. After negotiating the bog, the track moves to the ...   More ▶︎
Wilkinson Track

Wilkinson Track

Cleared by DoC in November 2011, the lower third of the track is now easily climbed. Above this, the track climbs its way through mixed forest and is easily negotiated.   More ▶︎
  • bernieqbernieq discussed Forums changes 16 December 201716 December.
    Matthew, the home page is behaving strangely (last couple of days) - the menu bar places itself off to the ...
  • bernieqbernieq discussed Hacks for lighting fires in adverse conditions 13 September 201713 September.
    You can - and I've used them previously. I used to have wood heating so had a ready supply of ...
  • bernieqbernieq discussed Updates, June 2017 1 September 20171 September.
    Yep, all good here too. Thanks Matthew.
  • bernieqbernieq updated the article, Five Passes via Lake Nerine and North Col 13 August 201713 August.
    correct a couple of grammatical errors
  • bernieqbernieq updated the hut, Old Anne Hut 20 May 201720 May.
    changed title from Old Anne Hut and edited description to remove confusion
  • bernieqbernieq added the photograph, Tent Camp 30 April 201730 April.
    newly refurbished - lots of good camping all about Mar 2017
  • bernieqbernieq added the photograph, Cobb Hut 30 April 201730 April.
    it's a bit unloved compared to the spick Fenella Hut just up the track but there are a few good ...
  • bernieqbernieq added the photograph, Cobb Lake 30 April 201730 April.
    a grassy spot under an old shady beech at the head of the lake - looking to the outlet. The track ...
  • bernieqbernieq added the photograph, Xenicus 30 April 201730 April.
    Xenicus Peak, with the Lockett Range behind - taken from Mt Gibbs Mar 2017
  • bernieqbernieq updated the photograph, Gendarme on the Lockett 30 April 201730 April.
    added pic link
  • bernieqbernieq added the photograph, Gendarme on the Lockett 30 April 201730 April.
    gendarme on the Lockett Range - but taken from behind (from Kakapo Peak), showing SH1672 and the scree descent (or ...
  • bernieqbernieq added the photograph, Lonely Lake campsite 30 April 201730 April.
    on the TR of the outlet are a number of distributed campsites. There are a couple of sites beside the ...
  • bernieqbernieq added the photograph, Lonely Lake Hut 30 April 201730 April.
    with bench table and a great outlook into the Burgoo in good weather, it can be a dismal place in ...
  • bernieqbernieq added the photograph, Lonely Lake Hut 30 April 201730 April.
    the hut is, indeed, in a lovely setting. The capacity of the hut is 4 people - but 2 would ...
  • bernieqbernieq added the photograph, Kakapo Peak 30 April 201730 April.
    panorama from Kakapo Peak, looking NNW. The usual route between Fenella & Lonely Lake huts sidles the western scree (mostly) face ...
  • bernieqbernieq added the photograph, Anatoki & The Dragon 30 April 201730 April.
    The Dragons Teeth, Anatoki and Yuletide Peaks from Kakapo Peak Mar 2017
  • bernieqbernieq added the photograph, Xenicus 30 April 201730 April.
    morning light on Xenicus from the Lockett Range - clearly visible is the (cairned) rising shelf that leads under Xenicus, ...
  • bernieqbernieq added the photograph, campsite on the Lockett Range 30 April 201730 April.
    our campsite in the hanging valley on the Lockett range, above Fenella Hut, looking S to Mt Benson. There is ...
  • bernieqbernieq added the photograph, Lockett Range 30 April 201730 April.
    looking N along the Lockett Range to Mt Benson - from Iron Hill Feb 2017
  • bernieqbernieq added the photograph, The Way Down 30 April 201730 April.
    If you're heading S along the Lockett Range, don't worry about where to descend to Lake Sylvester - it's pretty ...
  • bernieqbernieq discussed rescue from five passes 20 April 201720 April.
    Sounds like the heli-pilot had a tough job, then, to pick up on Sunday in what sounds like an unpleasant ...
  • bernieqbernieq updated the photograph, Adelaide Tarn 17 April 201717 April.
    fixed broken link to pic
  • bernieqbernieq added the photograph, Sparkling Anatoki 15 April 201715 April.
    The Anatoki River, just up from the Forks, sparkles in the afternoon sun. This is the crossing point for the ...
  • bernieqbernieq added the photograph, Tarns below Yuletide 15 April 201715 April.
    The camping is pretty good at the tarns below Yuletide Peak - on a good day - it's quite exposed. ...
  • bernieqbernieq discussed Anatoki - Boulder Lake route 15 April 201715 April.
    .... and, yes, rest is the recommendation for shingles - he didn't get a lot of that !
  • bernieqbernieq added the photograph, Morning Light on The Dragons Teeth 14 April 201714 April.
    As we climbed out of Adelaide Tarn, wisps of fog cleared to reveal the Teeth. FEB 2017
  • bernieqbernieq added the photograph, Adelaide Tarn 14 April 201714 April.
    Taken from our campsite on the TL of the outlet, the hut is right of centre. Only one tent site ...
  • bernieqbernieq added the photograph, Dragons Cairn 14 April 201714 April.
    Above Adelaide Tarn is the cairn that marks the point where the low and high routes separate. The high route ...
  • bernieqbernieq added the photograph, The Eye of the Needle 14 April 201714 April.
    From the saddle below The Needle (and the top of the chute from Yuletide and from Boulder Lake) - looking ...
  • bernieqbernieq added the photograph, The Needle and the Sidle 14 April 201714 April.
    With The Needle towering above, the start of the sidle to Adelaide Tarn can be seen left of pic. The ...
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