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Sunset Peak

Sunset Peak

panorama from the summit of Sunset Peak - looking S to E across Fohn Pass and Lake and Fiery Col ...   More ▶︎
Sunset panorama

Sunset panorama

panorama from Sunset Peak, looking NE to NW. From Skippers Range, across Lake Wilmot & Olivine River, Terminal Peak to the ...   More ▶︎
Fohn Lake

Fohn Lake

On the five passes route. Fohn lake with Sunset Peak (1800m) behind it. taken Jan 2010   More ▶︎
Five Passes via Lake Nerine and North Col

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 ...   More ▶︎
Fohn Lake

Fohn Lake

relaxing in the early evening - a great camp beside the tarn and below the aptly named Sunset Peak   More ▶︎
Sunset from Fohn Lake

Sunset from Fohn Lake

looking W from the knoll above Fohn Lake Feb 2013   More ▶︎
Sunset on Sunset Peak

Sunset on Sunset Peak

deepening colours as the sun sets Feb 2013   More ▶︎
Fohn lake - Mt.Aspiring NP NZ

Fohn lake - Mt.Aspiring NP NZ

Along the Five Passes route and below Fohn saddle. The lake sits above the Olivine ledge. Fine weather at lunchtime. March ...   More ▶︎
The Olivine ledge from our bivvy at sunset.

The Olivine ledge from our bivvy at sunset.

The Fohn Lakes are above and to the left here with the outlet streams dropping across the ledge. The ledge ...   More ▶︎
Fohn Lake

Fohn Lake

taken from above Fohn Pass, one possible route to the lake descends the gully on the right and sidles to ...   More ▶︎
Mt Tantalus

Mt Tantalus

Mt Tantalus over the Fohn Saddle. The Fohn Saddle is about the mid-point of the 5 passes tramp   More ▶︎
beansburn track

beansburn track

a route that follows the beansburn valley. lake unknown can be reached from here. times: beansburn mouth-rock bivvy no 1 1-1.5 ...   More ▶︎
Five Passes

Five Passes

A classic trip starting and finishing at the Routeburn road. The five passes are; Sugarloaf pass, Park pass, Cow saddle, Fiery ...   More ▶︎
Down the Beansburn

Down the Beansburn

looking down the Beansburn - on the climb to Fohn Pass Feb 2013   More ▶︎
Alabaster Pass from the Olivine ledge

Alabaster Pass from the Olivine ledge

Looking from the ledge at the Olivine river and the flats on the river at the base of Alabaster Pass. ...   More ▶︎
The Olivine river - Mt.Aspiring NP

The Olivine river - Mt.Aspiring NP

Several hundred metres below the Olivine ledge on the river. A little downstream of the confluence with Sunset Ck. That ...   More ▶︎
Beans Burn

Beans Burn

On the five passes route. Upper Beans Burn valley from just below Fohn saddle. taken Jan 2010   More ▶︎
Olivine Ledge

Olivine Ledge

On the five passes route. View of the Olivine Ledge from just below Fiery col. And a Mt Cook lily ...   More ▶︎
Fiery col from Olivine Ledge

Fiery col from Olivine Ledge

On the five passes route. Fiery col (on the left) from Olivine Ledge. taken Jan 2010   More ▶︎
Fiery Col

Fiery Col

taken from the 1200m highpoint on the Olivine Ledge Feb 2013   More ▶︎
Northern end of the Olivine Ledge

Northern end of the Olivine Ledge

From the Bryneira Range   More ▶︎
Lake Never, Bryneira Ranges

Lake Never, Bryneira Ranges

Particularly murky day   More ▶︎
Forgotten River's blue pool

Forgotten River's blue pool

The Forgotten River leaves it's gorge before the confluence with the Olivine River through the Blue Pool   More ▶︎
Campsite in beech forest beside the Forgotten river

Campsite in beech forest beside the Forgotten river

After a slower than expected journey down from the Olivine ledge and along the river to Olivine Flats, we crossed ...   More ▶︎
Fiery Col menhir

Fiery Col menhir

Photo Feb 2013, having begun the climb from the Olivine Ledge towards the Col   More ▶︎
Fiery creek campsite

Fiery creek campsite

On the five passes route. Camping by Fiery creek. taken Jan 2010   More ▶︎
Whio on the Olivine River

Whio on the Olivine River

At Barrington Flats   More ▶︎
The upper Beansburn from the rock bivvy

The upper Beansburn from the rock bivvy

Some rain appears on the lens as it blows directly into the bivvy site. Good for us we can get ...   More ▶︎
Beans Burn camp

Beans Burn camp

On the five passes route. Camping next to the Beansburn rock biv -- there is room for a couple of ...   More ▶︎
Unnamed lake under Angle Peak

Unnamed lake under Angle Peak

This unnamed lake lies on the south side of Angle Peak, which is to the east of the Four Brothers ...   More ▶︎
Fiery Col

Fiery Col

looking across Cow Saddle into Hidden Falls Creek Feb 2013   More ▶︎
Fiery Col in fine weather

Fiery Col in fine weather

It's the first time i've come through here in clear weather. What a view. We didn't get going till 1pm today. ...   More ▶︎
Menhir at Fiery Col

Menhir at Fiery Col

Approaching Fiery Col from the Olivine Ledge, there is a small but distinct menhir off to the right - Penguin ...   More ▶︎
The descent to Cow Saddle from Fiery Col

The descent to Cow Saddle from Fiery Col

Already down some 50m from the Col and the saddle area is coming into view. It's still another 4-500m to ...   More ▶︎
The Olivine Ledge

The Olivine Ledge

At around 1100M a grassy ledge takes you from a short distance down from Fiery Col to the outlet from ...   More ▶︎
Olivine Wilderness Area

Olivine Wilderness Area

Remote country in the Olivine Range. The wilderness area includes the Red Hills, the Olivine Ice Plateau, and the Joe ...   More ▶︎
Here comes the cold half of the day

Here comes the cold half of the day

We didn't start walking until after midday and now with the descent from Fiery Col complete we settle down in ...   More ▶︎
Big Bay - Pyke - Hollyford Road-end Route

Big Bay - Pyke - Hollyford Road-end Route

Big Bay - Pyke - Hollyford Road-end Route as tramped by us in May 2012 and recorded with Garmin GPS60csx   More ▶︎
Cow saddle

Cow saddle

On the five passes route. Cow saddle with Fiery col in the background. taken Jan 2010   More ▶︎
Scree Slopes in Hidden Falls Creek

Scree Slopes in Hidden Falls Creek

An interesting mix of colours awaits you when you ascend Hidden Falls Ck toward Cow Saddle.   More ▶︎
Forgotten River

Forgotten River

Upper reaches of the Forgotten River   More ▶︎

Forgotten River Rock Biv

Located above the basin at the head of the Forgotten River, west of Forgotten River Col. The biv offers a ...   More ▶︎
Lake Alabaster from the North

Lake Alabaster from the North

Taken from the Northern head of the lake looking South. 3 hours of wading in the lake awaits to reach ...   More ▶︎
Heading down Hidden Falls creek

Heading down Hidden Falls creek

Leaving the campsite in Cow saddle after a morning of relaxation and clothes drying. It's just an afternoons walk to ...   More ▶︎
Morning mist, Hidden Falls creek

Morning mist, Hidden Falls creek

On the five passes route. Morning mist in upper Hidden Falls creek, not far from Cow saddle. taken Jan 2010   More ▶︎
The Pyke River

The Pyke River

A typical river section of the Pyke Route. The river bank and track completely eroded away and the track marker ...   More ▶︎
Haast to The Divide

Haast to The Divide

Andrew Barker's traverse 2009. From Pleasant Flat in the Haast to The Divide via Mt Aspiring National Park.   More ▶︎
Daley's Flat Hut

Daley's Flat Hut

This is the oldest hut on the Rees Dart route but is a welcome stop over on the long trip ...   More ▶︎
Daley's Flat Hut

Daley's Flat Hut

Looking south west down the Dart River. Heavy rain overnight saw the Dart river rise to the top of it's ...   More ▶︎
Daley's Flat Hut

Daley's Flat Hut

Half way up the Dart Valley. This hut is on the Rees Dart track   More ▶︎
Rees-Dart Track

Rees-Dart Track

Alpine circuit along two river valleys at the head of Lake Wakatipu.   More ▶︎
Camp on Hidden Falls Creek

Camp on Hidden Falls Creek

looking upstream, our campsite high on Hidden Falls Creek was a little exposed but above the early morning mist   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 ...   More ▶︎
Olivine Hut

Olivine Hut

Olivine Hut on the Pyke - Big Bay Route, Fiordland.   More ▶︎
Olivine Hut

Olivine Hut

Olivine (6 bunk, stove, firewood available) is an old forestry style hut on the banks of the Pyke River. If you've ...   More ▶︎
Cableway across the Olivine River

Cableway across the Olivine River

Weee this was fun. Had to spend 10 minutes hand cranking it over from the other side of the river, ...   More ▶︎
Beans Burn waterfall

Beans Burn waterfall

On the five passes route. Waterfall mid Beans Burn. taken Jan 2010   More ▶︎
The Olivine River

The Olivine River

Taken from in the Cableway about 20 metres up in the air. Looking towards the Pyke. The Olivine hut is ...   More ▶︎
Ultramafic rocks, Hidden Falls Creek

Ultramafic rocks, Hidden Falls Creek

On the five passes route. Ultramafic rocks in upper Hidden Falls creek. taken Jan 2010   More ▶︎
New Dredge Lake

New Dredge Lake

The new lake at Dredge Flat on the Dart River.   More ▶︎
Beresford Pass

Beresford Pass

Beresford Pass   More ▶︎
Beresford Pass

Beresford Pass

From Stag Pass   More ▶︎
Beresford Pass

Beresford Pass

Beresford Pass   More ▶︎
Park Pass Glacier

Park Pass Glacier

a highly recommended side trip on the 5 Passes tramp Feb 2013   More ▶︎