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A TTC trip to Aoraki Mt Cook to ski the Tasman Glacier, August 11-19 2012

Waiting in the Two Thumb Range, we broke gear in heavy wet easterly snow. Then the window opened and we seized our chance to fly into Tasman Saddle hut, where we were delighted to find 60cm of fresh dry snow, no crust and three days of bluebird skies.

The party was David Grainger (leader), Rob Hawes, Cherie Marshall and Daniel Rogerson.

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Dave, Rob, Daniel and Cherie at Mt Cook airport
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Three were excited, one was nervous
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Great views of east faces of Aoraki during flight up valley
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Rob finishes digging a path down to Tassy Saddle hut door
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Cherie's first time on the big glacier
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Nice first run of our trip was on slopes under Aylmer
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View from near Tasman Saddle
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Seracs under Tasman Saddle Hut
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Hochstetter Dome
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Pre-dawn as seen at the hut
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Sidling the powder on our way to Kelman hut
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Cherie about to cruise 7km down the Tasman glacier
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Rob near Darwin Corner
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The prospect of the return skin!
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Cherie with Aoraki Mt Cook in the far distance
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Exploring serac field near Tasman Saddle Hut
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Dave having sidestepping fun
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Towers of ice
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Cherie can't quite believe she's here
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Another day another run, with Rob and Dan
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Seeing Mt Annan from Hochstetter slopes
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Rob and Dan and the west coast
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and with Mts Green and Walter
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Dan and Dave about to ski Hochstetter slopes
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All our tracks - no-one else here
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Majestic
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Another successful TTC trip to Mt Cook region.

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