13 April 2009

Winter on Ruapehu

Ruapehu/GirdlestoneWinter can be difficult. It can also be wonderful, particularly when it offers the opportunity to climb in conditions like these. That's Girdlestone, a subsidiary summit of Ruapehu, in the background. We climbed it on a brilliant day in August 2005.
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KiwiSoupGirl said...

...that photograph takes my breath away - in a completely *sock it to me* kinda of way....! I have the overwhelming desire to be up there, head in clouds, icy wind in my hair, and my soul where it should be - elevated! Hoping your Easter weekend has been a time of rebirth, Pete, as the symbolism of othe moment so pointedly but gently gently suggests. Amazing, the synchonicity of this world...

Zhoen said...

A spine.

pohanginapete said...

KSG, welcome back :^) Easter was great; not much in the outdoors, but wonderfully relaxing and enjoyable.

Zhoen, yes, and shivers would travel easily up this one.

Ruahines said...

Kia ora Pete,
I don't know why but this makes me think of ice cream! The swirls like those on a cone I remember as a kid. Love the texture.

pohanginapete said...

Kia ora Robb. I'm not surprised at all, but some of those swirls were anything but creamy. You could cut yourself open on some of the ice up there that day.