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Photos from a climb of Mt Travers S ridge, summer 2014


February 6-9 2014

Four of us climbed the south ridge of Mt Travers and traversed the peak to a camp in Summit Creek on February 7 2014. The party was Paul Maxim, Dave Grainger, Alison Davis and Piers Harris.

Photos by Dave, Alison and Piers.

See also the log of past trips.

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Mt Travers as seen from Kehu Peak in January 2014. Our plan was to climb the South ridge on the left and go over the top to descend to a camp in Summit Creek (not visible) on the other side.
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Heading up from Upper Travers hut towards Travers Saddle on Friday 7th February 2014
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The south ridge of Mt Travers on the skyline approaching the headwaters of the Travers valley.
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The south ridge of Mt Travers as seen from near the head of the valley.
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Alison saw this shot of cloud streaming over Travers Saddle into the Sabine valley.
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Paul contemplates lines up the crux section of the south ridge ahead.
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Setting up to abseil into the notch. The rock on the other side looked good for climbing.
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Paul abseils into the notch over some loose blocks
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Paul Maxim leading the first pitch by following a crack up and left
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Looking south from the climb to other peaks in the St Arnaud range. Note the veiled sky.
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Dave at the top of the first pitch
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Setting up the bivvy for the night
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Paul in a fine morning by the bivvy rock in Summit Creek (1420m)
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View down the Travers Valley towards a cloudy Lake Rotoiti.
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Drying out the stuff
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Summit Creek basin and scree slopes leading up to Mt Travers
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The bivvy rock was our shelter, seat...
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... drying rack...
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...and card table for some games of five hundred!
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Mt Travers and the slopes we descended the day before, seen from John Tait hut.
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John Tait hut
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Familiar Travers valley scene
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Alison fetches fresh water for our final cup of tea before leaving the valley.
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