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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 ▶︎
Cascade Saddle

Cascade Saddle

Looking down at the Saddle from above Heads Leap. A 500 metre cliff drops off to the Cascade creek floor ...   More ▶︎
Lower Matukituki

Lower Matukituki

Taken from the Cascade Saddle route a short distance below the Pylon looking downvalley towards the carpark at Raspberry Flat. ...   More ▶︎
West Matukituki valley

West Matukituki valley

Taken from the Cascade Saddle route not far below the Pylon, looking up valley towards Mt Aspiring which towers above ...   More ▶︎
Glengyle Peak

Glengyle Peak

Taken from below the Pylon on the Cascade Saddle route looking across the West matukituki towards Glengyle. If you look ...   More ▶︎
Dart Glacier

Dart Glacier

Located right beside the Cascade Saddle, a climb to the saddle allows you a view of the intier length of ...   More ▶︎
Cascade Saddle Camp

Cascade Saddle Camp

Nice campsite where the Cascade Saddle track crosses the top of Cascade Creek, with Mt Aspiring visible over the ridge. ...   More ▶︎
Dart Valley from Cascade Saddle

Dart Valley from Cascade Saddle

This is inspiring country (April 2009)   More ▶︎
Frozen South Island Edelweiss

Frozen South Island Edelweiss

Leucogenes grandiceps (thanks john dutchie) on Cascade Saddle, above the Dart Glacier (April 2009)   More ▶︎

Cascade Saddle Route

2.5 Day traverse from Wanaka to Glenorchy   More ▶︎
Cascade Saddle

Cascade Saddle

My wife crossing the schist slab below the Pylon

My wife crossing the schist slab below the Pylon

Being relatively new to this we found croosing the schist slab below the Pylon fairly tricky. The "track" was a ...   More ▶︎
Cascade Saddle

Cascade Saddle

Alpine crossing linking the valleys of the West Matukituki and the Dart Rivers.   More ▶︎
Mount Aspiring

Mount Aspiring

Peering over the shoulder of Rob Roy Peak, late afternoon, Aspiring Hut.   More ▶︎
Cascade Saddle Route from Aspiring Hut

Cascade Saddle Route from Aspiring Hut

The route does not actually cross the saddle, but follows the rugged spur in the top centre of this photograph, ...   More ▶︎
French Ridge

French Ridge

A steep climb to the snowline in the West Matukituki.   More ▶︎
Aspiring Hut

Aspiring Hut

This 1949 hut is constructed from local schist.   More ▶︎
Aspiring Hut

Aspiring Hut

This historic hut in the West Matukituki Valley was constructed of local schist, and opened at Easter 1949. Situated immediately ...   More ▶︎

Matukituki to Paradise by roads less travelled

A rough, tough crossing from Raspberry Flat (Aspiring Road, Wanaka) to the Earnslaw Burn (Glenorchy-Paradise road) via Shotover Saddle, Lochnagar, ...   More ▶︎
Cascade hut

Cascade hut

Cascade hut in the West Matukituki valley, about 10km from the carpart, only about 1.5km short of Aspiring hut.   More ▶︎
Cascade hut

Cascade hut

Cascade hut in the West Matukituki valley, about 10km from the carpart, only about 1.5km short of Aspiring hut.   More ▶︎

Cascade hut

Cascade hut in the West Matukituki valley, about 10km from the carpart, only about 1.5km short of Aspiring hut.   More ▶︎
Family on Dart Glacier, 2001

Family on Dart Glacier, 2001

Helen and the boys (then 14 and 11) on Dart Glacier (Rees/Dart tramp).   More ▶︎
Shovel Flat in the West Matukituki

Shovel Flat in the West Matukituki

A beutiful spot with heaps of great camping sites, French Ridge is the major ridge descending to the valley floor ...   More ▶︎
Dart Glacier

Dart Glacier

on the way to Cascade saddle, the weather just perfect (April 2009)   More ▶︎
Dart Glacier

Dart Glacier

Route from Pine Creek to Matukituki Valley via Shotover Saddle

(Partial) route from Pine Creek to Matukituki via Shotover Saddle. The cattle track passage in this file is probably very ...   More ▶︎
Mt Tyndall

Mt Tyndall

from Cascade Saddle, looking south-east across Heads Leap to Mt Tyndall (2496m) (April 2009)   More ▶︎
Approaching Mt Tyndall

Approaching Mt Tyndall

Mt Tyndall (2,496m) sits above the Isobel Glacier south of Cascade Saddle.   More ▶︎
route from Snowy Creek to Lochnagar via Shotover Saddle

route from Snowy Creek to Lochnagar via Shotover Saddle

Hand drawn route of above   More ▶︎
Lochnagar/Shotover Saddle/Matukituki Valley

Lochnagar/Shotover Saddle/Matukituki Valley

An alpine crossing of a saddle between 2 major river valleys. Usually done as part of a circuit of saddle ...   More ▶︎
Pearl Flat to Scott's Bivvy

Pearl Flat to Scott's Bivvy

A new track has been cut through bush up the true left of the Matukituki river from Pearl Flat to ...   More ▶︎
Shotover saddle tarn over the West Matukituki

Shotover saddle tarn over the West Matukituki

With the Rob Roy glacier directly across the valley we're looking down valley toward Cameron corner where the East and ...   More ▶︎
Shotover stopover

Shotover stopover

Stopping short of descending to the West Matukituki and camping with sandflies on the valley floor we spent the last ...   More ▶︎
Shotover Saddle

Shotover Saddle

When we crossed a bridge near to the mouth of the Shotover river just near Queenstown i reminded Kathryn we ...   More ▶︎
West Matukituki valley

West Matukituki valley

Looking up the West Matukituki valley   More ▶︎
Liverpool Hut

Liverpool Hut

The Peach of West Matukituki Valley   More ▶︎
Liverpool Hut

Liverpool Hut

Located on the steep lower slopes of Mount Barff, this hut offers striking views and a route to the Arawhata ...   More ▶︎
Liverpool Hut From Behind

Liverpool Hut From Behind

view of liverpool hut from behind ..mt apiring to the Left   More ▶︎
Liverpool Hut

Liverpool Hut

-Makeshift Campsite 200 meters from Liverpool Hut -Hut was full so we could not sleep there but we did cook there   More ▶︎
Liverpool Hut toilet

Liverpool Hut toilet

View from the drop toilet at Liverpool Hut   More ▶︎
Views from Liverpool hut

Views from Liverpool hut

The triangle of Mt Aspiring pokes above the skyline to the left, with Mt French and French Ridge in the ...   More ▶︎
West Matukituki from Liverpool hut

West Matukituki from Liverpool hut

Looking down valley from the hut, Rob Roy Peak dominates above Shovel Flat, the Cascade Saddle is visible in the ...   More ▶︎
Liverpool hut

Liverpool hut

The new (2009) 10 bunk Liverpool hut beneath Mt Barff.   More ▶︎
Liverpool Hut

Liverpool Hut

Liverpool Hut commands and excellent view down the West Matukituki Vallet   More ▶︎
French Ridge Track

French Ridge Track

The French Ridge Track features tangled roots, steep gradients, and clambering down rock walls.   More ▶︎
Head of the Matukituki Valley West Branch

Head of the Matukituki Valley West Branch

Viewed from French Ridge Track.   More ▶︎
Liverpool Hut

Liverpool Hut

Viewed from the French Ridge Track across the valley   More ▶︎
Gloomy Gorge

Gloomy Gorge

Viewed from the French Ridge Track, with Mount Avalanche in the background.   More ▶︎
Mount Avalanche avalanche

Mount Avalanche avalanche

Viewed from the French Ridge Track. Avalanches from here, from Rob Roy Peak, or from peaks across the valley can ...   More ▶︎
French Ridge Hut Reflection

French Ridge Hut Reflection

Reflection of the French Ridge Hut in the tarn on a fine April day.   More ▶︎
French Ridge Hut

French Ridge Hut

This new hut is located on the summer snowline on French Ridge, near the head of the Matukituki Valley West ...   More ▶︎
French Ridge Hut at night

French Ridge Hut at night

210 second exposure @ f / 4.0, 17mm   More ▶︎
Dart Hut

Dart Hut

Dart hut, taken from the swing bridge crossing the Snowy stream, just as you approach the hut   More ▶︎
Mount Avalanche

Mount Avalanche

Sunset view from French Ridge Hut   More ▶︎
French Ridge Hut

French Ridge Hut

This NZAC hut is located on the summer snowline near Mount Aspiring.   More ▶︎
Dart Hut

Dart Hut

Dart Hut

Dart Hut

Dart Track   More ▶︎

Scotts Rock Biv

Located at the head of the Matukituki River West Branch, beyond Pearl Flat. The biv is 500m upstream of the upper ...   More ▶︎

Arawhata Rock Biv

Rock bivouac in the upper Arawhata River.   More ▶︎
The spur between Snowy Ck and Pine Ck basin - Lochnagar route

The spur between Snowy Ck and Pine Ck basin - Lochnagar route

The book at Tummel Burn hut in the upper Shotover would have you believe nine out of ten people descend ...   More ▶︎
Mmmmmm tasty

Mmmmmm tasty

While stopping for a rest on the way back down to the hut a flock of thirteen Keas drop in ...   More ▶︎
Snowy Creek

Snowy Creek

Looking down Snowy Creek to Rees Saddle   More ▶︎
Scotts Bivvy

Scotts Bivvy

Standing on top of the Bivvy. The head of the valley beyond   More ▶︎
Scotts Bivvy

Scotts Bivvy

The floor was too damp to sit on   More ▶︎
Scotts Bivvy

Scotts Bivvy

A poor shelter for two people. Beware of the resident stream within the bivvy when it rains   More ▶︎
Rock Formations on French Ridge

Rock Formations on French Ridge

Interesting formations on the way up the ridge to the Quarterdeck glacier.   More ▶︎
Snowy Creek

Snowy Creek

Snowy Creek - viewed from saddle 1950 on the way over from Lochnagar Hut   More ▶︎
Mt French

Mt French

Dawn reveals an overnight dusting of snow covers Mt French and the Quarterdeck glacier.   More ▶︎
Gloomy Gorge

Gloomy Gorge

An 800 odd metre drop off seperates French Ridge from Gloomy Gorges floor.   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 ...   More ▶︎
Overnight beside Snowy Ck. - Mt.Aspiring NP NZ

Overnight beside Snowy Ck. - Mt.Aspiring NP NZ

Looking upstream on Snowy Ck. after crossing Rees saddle. Around the corner is a broad spur giving access to a ...   More ▶︎
The sun is always brighter on the other side

The sun is always brighter on the other side

That's the last we'll see of the sun tonight. The Rees valley continues to be flooded with rays. Rees Saddle from ...   More ▶︎
Snowy Creek

Snowy Creek

Snowy Creek - viewed from saddle 1950 on the way over from Lochnagar Hut   More ▶︎
Snowy Creek

Snowy Creek

Snowy Creek - viewed from saddle 1950 on the way over from Lochnagar Hut   More ▶︎
Upper Shotover

Upper Shotover

Shotover valley from the spur between Tummel Burn and Tyndall Creek.   More ▶︎
The Quarterdeck Glacier

The Quarterdeck Glacier

Taken from the last rock outcrop at the base of the glacier at around about the 1860m mark, Mt French ...   More ▶︎
Rees Saddle from near Cleft Peak

Rees Saddle from near Cleft Peak

Rees Saddle from near Cleft Peak; Snowy Creek to the right, & the Rees to the left.   More ▶︎
Rees-Dart Track

Rees-Dart Track

Alpine circuit along two river valleys at the head of Lake Wakatipu.   More ▶︎
Rees Saddle

Rees Saddle

This picture was take at the top of the rees saddle looking down towards the rees vally in december 2006   More ▶︎
The upper basin of Pine Creek. Mt.Aspiring NP NZ

The upper basin of Pine Creek. Mt.Aspiring NP NZ

After crossing over the pass from Snowy Ck, it was thought we'd get a break from the wind. Fortunately we ...   More ▶︎
rees valley

rees valley

pleasant walk up the rees valley. the track gets a bit swampy at the start and then a few avalance ...   More ▶︎
Pine Creek

Pine Creek

Upper basin of Pine Creek, crossing to Snowy from Lochnagar   More ▶︎
The mind of a mischief at work

The mind of a mischief at work

Kea show their usual boundless curiosity in Pine Ck basin.   More ▶︎
Tummel Burn Hut

Tummel Burn Hut

Low 3 person unbunked private hut with open fire. 3 mattresses present (2009). Water supply from Tummel Burn 20m distant. ...   More ▶︎
Have we met?

Have we met?

This may well be the same group that visit us on Shotover Saddle the night after next. The ones who ...   More ▶︎