04 December 2009

En route to Girdlestone, Mt Ruapehu

Time for crampons
August 2005; John and I climbed Girdlestone, the peak on the right of the photo. It's a subsidiary summit of Mt Ruapehu. It has serious technical routes, but ours was a straightforward slog — enjoyable, nonetheless. Note the snowboarders’ tracks — those descents must have been sheer magic.
The peak is actually larger and steeper than it appears in this photo. Tilting a wide-angle lens upwards, even slightly, tends to have that effect; conversely, pointing it downwards accentuates depth and steepness.

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Emma said...

Spectacular shot, Pete.

pohanginapete said...

Thanks Emma :^) It was a great day.