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Gentiana montana

Coprosma atropurpurea

Coprosma atropurpurea

This Coprosma is very different from the native tree Coprosmas, but bears strikingly pretty, glassy berries. High in an alpine ...   More ▶︎
Scree buttercup (Ranunculus crithmifolius)

Scree buttercup (Ranunculus crithmifolius)

Located on scree just east of Red Hill.   More ▶︎
Epilobium pycnostachyum

Epilobium pycnostachyum

Quite variable in colour from red to green, and scattered widely on scree at the saddle east of Red Hill.   More ▶︎
Redhill Peak

Redhill Peak

Looking inland (west) at the top of Redhill   More ▶︎
Patterned ground

Patterned ground

Frost heave causes striping as the stones are sorted into smaller and larger. Ridge east of Red Hill.   More ▶︎
Pratia macrodon

Pratia macrodon

This creeper was found growing around rocks and at the edges of stony areas on Red Hill.   More ▶︎
Leptinella atrata

Leptinella atrata

A curious black flower on the summit of Red Hill.   More ▶︎
Red Hill

Red Hill

View towards Lake Coleridge from the Summit of Red Hill.   More ▶︎
Red Hill

Red Hill

A largely untracked route up Red Hill (1,641m), with magnificent views of Lake Coleridge, and the surrounding foothills. This loop ...   More ▶︎
Red Hill from Trig M

Red Hill from Trig M

Red Hill (1641m) is the highest peak to the right. The Lyndon Road winds past Lake Lyndon to Lake Coleridge ...   More ▶︎
Alpine cicada

Alpine cicada

Scree-filled basin, Red Hill.   More ▶︎
Schizeilama hydrocotyloides

Schizeilama hydrocotyloides

Scree-filled basin, Red Hill.   More ▶︎
Acaena glabra

Acaena glabra

Scree-filled basin, Red Hill.   More ▶︎
Pentachondra pumila

Pentachondra pumila

These mats covered much of the ground on a low ridge near Red Hill.   More ▶︎
Stellaria roughii

Stellaria roughii

Scree near Red Hill.   More ▶︎
Lobelia roughii

Lobelia roughii

This tiny plant was widespread on Red Hill scree slopes   More ▶︎
Epilobium

Epilobium

Low shingle river flats beneath Red Hill.   More ▶︎
Geranium sessilifolium

Geranium sessilifolium

Shingle river flats below Red Hill.   More ▶︎
Korowai/Torlesse Tussocklands Park

Korowai/Torlesse Tussocklands Park

This park incorporates the Torlesse and Big Ben Ranges either side of Porter's Pass. The Torlesse Gap is a prominent ...   More ▶︎

Mt Lyndon

Day trip of moderate ascent of 650 m hill overlooking Lake Lyndon near Porters Pass. Route goes via low open ...   More ▶︎
Lake Lyndon from Trig M

Lake Lyndon from Trig M

Beyond is Mount Lyndon and the Craigieburn Range.   More ▶︎
Trig M

Trig M

An easy climb through subalpine scrub to a windy summit.   More ▶︎
Trig M

Trig M

Looking west toward Lake Coleridge.   More ▶︎
Near Trig M, Porter's Pass

Near Trig M, Porter's Pass

July 2009.   More ▶︎
Foggy Peak

Foggy Peak

The climb up Foggy Peak follows Foggy Peak Ridge from the Porter's Pass road summit (visible lower right) to a ...   More ▶︎
Black Hill (2067m)

Black Hill (2067m)

Just south of Lake Coleridge. Viewed from Trig M near Porter's Pass.   More ▶︎
Red Hill (1641m)

Red Hill (1641m)

This hill just east of Lake Coleridge is a good day walk. Viewed from near Trig M, Porter's Pass.   More ▶︎
Blue Hill

Blue Hill

From near Trig M, Porter's Pass.   More ▶︎
Dusk, Porter's Pass

Dusk, Porter's Pass

Near Trig M, July 2009.   More ▶︎
Foggy Peak

Foggy Peak

From near point 1170, Porter's Pass, July 2009.   More ▶︎
Dusk, Porter's Pass

Dusk, Porter's Pass

Near Trig M, July 2009.   More ▶︎

Castle Hill Peak

Straightforward alpine walk with great views.   More ▶︎
Lake Lyndon from Foggy Peak

Lake Lyndon from Foggy Peak

June 2006   More ▶︎
Winter, Foggy Peak

Winter, Foggy Peak

June 2006   More ▶︎
Foggy Peak

Foggy Peak

A short walk from Porter's Pass to a peak with good views at the southern end of the Torlesse Range.   More ▶︎
The Big Ben Range from Foggy Pk

The Big Ben Range from Foggy Pk

Looking across Porters Pass in the Canterbury high country. Kowai Forest is a very accessible point from which to explore the ...   More ▶︎

Mt Plenty, Ghost Creek Circuit

A day trip involving a 700 m climb then descending a creek with 2 challenging sidles past waterfalls.   More ▶︎
Dry Acheron Track

Dry Acheron Track

Follow the Dry Acheron Stream to the summit of Big Ben (1416m).   More ▶︎