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Devils Rampart

Sylvia tops

Sylvia tops

on the Sylvia tops and in the clag as we contoured around the north side of SH1662 - Feb 2018   More ▶︎
Nina Hut

Nina Hut

Replacing the old hut down by the river, this hut is located in an elevated clearing with good mountain views. ...   More ▶︎
Nina River

Nina River

Easy tramping up a pretty river valley near Lewis Pass.   More ▶︎
Nina River

Nina River

Spring snow on the Libretto Range.   More ▶︎

Picton to Aspiring

An aborted alpine traverse. Picton to West Cape, but aborted at Aspiring due to real world emergencies back home. Posted ...   More ▶︎
Lewis Tops from from Nina Hut

Lewis Tops from from Nina Hut

The view north from Nina Hut, March 2007   More ▶︎
Nina Hut

Nina Hut

Nina Hut Views

Nina Hut Views

Windows in the new Nina Hut are well set up for admiring the views.   More ▶︎
Snow at Nina Hut

Snow at Nina Hut

Fresh snowfall, 10 October 2009.   More ▶︎
Nina Hut at Night

Nina Hut at Night

This hut is situated in a superb location, with wide views up all the valleys around it. A good move, ...   More ▶︎
Nina River First Swing Bridge ~ Snowy

Nina River First Swing Bridge ~ Snowy

The first swing bridge, in winter, gorgeous   More ▶︎
Nina Gorge in snow

Nina Gorge in snow

June 2010 a track that's always muddy   More ▶︎
Near Devilskin Saddle

Near Devilskin Saddle

Fresh snow in the beech forest northeast of Devilskin Saddle. October 2009.   More ▶︎
Lewis Pass National Reserve

Lewis Pass National Reserve

A small park occupying the forested valleys around Lewis Pass and bordering Lake Sumner and Victoria Forest Parks as well ...   More ▶︎
Climbing above Devilskin Saddle

Climbing above Devilskin Saddle

day triping up from the Devilskin Saddle Hut June 2010. (lewis pass) See hut and toilet on the saddle below. Also see ...   More ▶︎
Snow, old Devil's Den Hut site

Snow, old Devil's Den Hut site

The old hut site was at the treeline east of Devilskin Saddle. After an avalanche, a new hut was built ...   More ▶︎
Devils Den Bivouac

Devils Den Bivouac

Devils Den Bivouac   More ▶︎
Devils Den Bivouac

Devils Den Bivouac

Devils Den Bivouac, below Devilskin Saddle between the Nina and Doubtful valleys. March 2007 - 3 feet of snow on ...   More ▶︎
Doubtful Hut

Doubtful Hut

Old timer shack with 3-4 bunks near the Doubtful River, Northern Canterbury.   More ▶︎
Devils Den Bivouac

Devils Den Bivouac

Devils Den / Devilskin bivouac (2 beds) is a brand new bivouac ABOVE Devilskin Pass. Built in 2008, this new ...   More ▶︎
Scree traverse

Scree traverse

a long traverse on virgin scree high above Devilskin saddle - Feb 2018   More ▶︎
Devilskin Saddle

Devilskin Saddle

Devilskin Saddle between the Nina and Doubtful Valleys off the Lewis Pass. March 2007.   More ▶︎
Sylvia Flats

Sylvia Flats

A marked rest area on SH7 near Lewis Pass, with ample space to stop and camp as well as hot ...   More ▶︎
Sylvia Flats

Sylvia Flats

Roadside hot pools near Lewis Pass   More ▶︎
Sylvia Flats Secret Spa

Sylvia Flats Secret Spa

Easy to miss - hard to forget. About 1km up the road from the Boyle Outdoor Ed Centre & end ...   More ▶︎
Devilskin Saddle

Devilskin Saddle

from the saddle, the new biv is 50m west towards the Devils Rampart. (photo taken Feb 2018)   More ▶︎
Devils Den Bivouac

Devils Den Bivouac

Built in 2007 to replace the old version which was below Devilskin Saddle by the bushline. This new, sparkly version ...   More ▶︎
Devils Den Bivouac above Devilskin Pass

Devils Den Bivouac above Devilskin Pass

Built in 2008, this is, perhaps, the bestest and newest little hut in NZ.   More ▶︎
New Devils Den Bivvy Location

New Devils Den Bivvy Location

A GPX file of the new bivvy located on Devilskin Saddle. The old Devils Den Bivvy has been removed.   More ▶︎
Devils Den Biv

Devils Den Biv

June 2010   More ▶︎
Lucretia Hut Route

Lucretia Hut Route

Lucretia biv via Nina Valley   More ▶︎
Lewis River

Lewis River

Lewis River near Palmer Lodge at the start of the Nina Valley Track, October 2009.   More ▶︎
Lucretia Hut

Lucretia Hut

Lucretia Hut   More ▶︎
Lucretia biv

Lucretia biv

a good lunch stop on the route to the tops - Feb 2018   More ▶︎
Lucretia biv

Lucretia biv

inside the biv - basic but welcome in bad weather - Feb 2018   More ▶︎
Lucretia Hut

Lucretia Hut

Very basic 2 bunk hut with open fire in the head of Lucretia Stream, Lewis Pass area   More ▶︎
Te Araroa Trail

Te Araroa Trail

Te Araroa is a walking trail running the entire length of the North and South Islands. The trail opened 3 ...   More ▶︎
Magdalen Valley

Magdalen Valley

View east over Magdalen Valley to Waiau from Faust   More ▶︎
Boyle Village - Mt Faust - Boyle Hut

Boyle Village - Mt Faust - Boyle Hut

A great trip over the top of Mt Faust and down a spur to Boyle Hut on the St James ...   More ▶︎
Faust

Faust

Top of Faust from first tarn   More ▶︎
Boyle Flats Hut

Boyle Flats Hut

Perched high on a river terrace, accessed from a swingbridge 'on the Boyle'.   More ▶︎
St James Walkway

St James Walkway

A long and easy walk on St James Station near Lewis Pass. Beech forest, mountain scenery, farmland, wild horses, mud.   More ▶︎
St James Walkway June 2009

St James Walkway June 2009

Gloriana and the Faerie Queene, on a brilliant winter's day.   More ▶︎
Ada Cullers Hut

Ada Cullers Hut

Tidy old shack provides shelter and shade from the elements. No mattresses or water supply.   More ▶︎
Upper Nina Biv

Upper Nina Biv

Small hut on the Nina River. Two canvas bunks.   More ▶︎
Mephistopheles

Mephistopheles

One of the named peaks along the Libretto Range, which runs from Lewis Pass to Boyle Village. The ridge to Faust ...   More ▶︎
Lake Sumner Conservation Park

Lake Sumner Conservation Park

Lakes and forested hills in this sprawling park provide good tramping, and contrast with the rugged alpine environment of Arthur's ...   More ▶︎
Tarns and Brass Monkey biv Dec 2011

Tarns and Brass Monkey biv Dec 2011

This pic shows a couple of the tarns near the biv. The biv, an ex NZFS one, is in a ...   More ▶︎
Brass Monkey Bivouac

Brass Monkey Bivouac

A basic 2 bunk bivvy on the Lewis Tops   More ▶︎
Brass Monkey Bivouac

Brass Monkey Bivouac

Brass Monkey Bivouac   More ▶︎
Mt Technical

Mt Technical

south-west face, from the saddle SW of Lucretia - Feb 2018   More ▶︎
Doubtfull Hut

Doubtfull Hut

Doubtfull Hut showing damage to chimney   More ▶︎
Doubtful Hut

Doubtful Hut

Doubtful Hut. taken 11-Aug-2008   More ▶︎
Doubtful Hut

Doubtful Hut

A good spot for a snack on the way up to Lake Man!   More ▶︎
Doubtful Hut

Doubtful Hut

This hut sits just outside of Lake Sumner Conservation Park in the Doubtful River valley. Rather old and unappealing. Plenty ...   More ▶︎
Lucretia

Lucretia

with cyclone Gita approaching (blowing from right to left and just able to stand against it), we were taking it ...   More ▶︎
Apprentice tarns

Apprentice tarns

our camp under the Apprentice - hoping for some shelter from the approaching cyclone Gita but it was a restless ...   More ▶︎
Snow hole lunch

Snow hole lunch

Taking refuge in a snow hole for lunch during a white out on the Lewis Tops, Lewis Pass.   More ▶︎
Lake Christabel hut August 2010

Lake Christabel hut August 2010

A tidy hut situated on the TL bank of the Blue Grey River about 20 minutes above Lake Christabel near ...   More ▶︎
Head of Lake Christabel August 2010

Head of Lake Christabel August 2010

Lake Christabel is a large boomerang shaped lake approx 3km long. The lake was caused centuries ago by a slip ...   More ▶︎
Robinson Saddle

Robinson Saddle

Forest and tops walk in Victoria Forest Park, visiting Lake Christabel.   More ▶︎
Lake Christabel

Lake Christabel

Lake Christabel from western end   More ▶︎
Lake Christabel Hut

Lake Christabel Hut

A tidy hut situated on the TL bank of the Blue Grey River about 20 minutes above Lake Christabel near ...   More ▶︎
Lake Christabel hut

Lake Christabel hut

Lake Christabel hut   More ▶︎
Lake Christabel Hut

Lake Christabel Hut

Lake Christabel hut   More ▶︎
Camp above Rough Creek

Camp above Rough Creek

Superb camp site by a small tarn only 100m from the Rough Creek saddle on the way to Lake Christabel   More ▶︎
Lewis tops

Lewis tops

climbing up to the tops with Mt Technical (left) and the Apprentice (right) behind - Feb 2018   More ▶︎
Libretto Range

Libretto Range

View south along Libretto Range from Travers Peak   More ▶︎
Trovatore Peak

Trovatore Peak

The ridge to Trovatore Peak from Travers peak   More ▶︎
Foleys Creek Track - Travers Peak

Foleys Creek Track - Travers Peak

A poled route to the summit of Travers Peak near Lewis Pass   More ▶︎
Top of Travers Peak

Top of Travers Peak

View north from Travers Peak towards Gloriana Peak and the Fairie Queen   More ▶︎
Travers Peak - Trovatore - Henry Saddle

Travers Peak - Trovatore - Henry Saddle

An interesting circuit exploring the alpine tops around Lewis Pass.   More ▶︎
Deer Valley Campsite

Deer Valley Campsite

A minimal roadside camping area near Lewis Pass. Water is available from the nearby stream. Foleys Creek and Rolleston Pack ...   More ▶︎
Boyle Flats Hut

Boyle Flats Hut

Perched high above the river on a grassy bench, Boyle Flats Hut is accessed via a swingbridge over the Boyle.   More ▶︎
St James Conservation Area

St James Conservation Area

A large new recreational area featuring tussock grasslands, and including the headwaters of the Waiau and Clarence Rivers.   More ▶︎
Boyle Flat Hut

Boyle Flat Hut

Boyle Flats Hut is the last hut on the Saint James Walkway (north to south)   More ▶︎
Mount Technical

Mount Technical

Morning on the Lewis Tops   More ▶︎
Sunset

Sunset

Lewis Tops   More ▶︎