Jan 11

Hopkins Valley, Monument Hut.


Mountains near Monument Hut.

7pm at Monument Hut.

7.15pm at Monument Hut.


9pm Sunset.

Jan 12

Dawn. At 730am, Chris shoots the dust storms caused by high wind.

Our camping spot was nicely sheltered from the wind.

9am breaking camp.

Our campsite is just visible at the treeline on the left.

Still a bit of snow at the top of the mountains.

We head back down to Lake Ohau.

Lake Ohau.

Time for a midday swim in a pool.

A very tiny Chris at Lake Pukaki Overspill.

Chris at Lake Pukaki Overspill.

Our first sighting of Mt Cook.


Heading up towards Mt Cook.

We arrive at Ball track, near Tasman Lake.