Anti Crow-Fools Col-Avoca Col-Jordan Saddle 7-9th December 2018

This trip had to happen. We had set out on at the same time last year, but due to a brain fade or whatever on my part, compounded by a few other factors, we had climbed the wrong way out of the Anti Crow and missed Fools Col. So this year was about ‘putting it right’.

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Mt Manson Circuit 2 December 2018

The direct approach to Mt Manson (1859m) is by driving up the Craigieburn skifield road to the locked gate at about 950m, and making the final approach straight up the steep face to the west. But our moderate hard version was the complete works.

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Mt Saxton 16- 20 November 2018 (Show Weekend)

Five of us went off on this adventure, which was exploring new territory for all except me. Mt Saxton, 2043m, is a peak up the northern end of Molesworth Station in Marlborough.

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Dusky Track, Fiordland – 1- 5 December 2018

Our trip began with a boat trip on the glassy Lake Hauroko in perfect weather, it was then a day spent with heavy packs ambling to Halfway Hut with a lunch time swim in the Hauroko Burn for Liz and Raymond. Later in the day, kaka were seen flying overhead and we experienced the first of the many three-wire river crossings.

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Lake Angelus via Speargrass 16- 18 November 2018 (Show Weekend)

The trip started bright and early, leaving Christchurch at 6:30 am on the Friday morning. It was a lovely drive up through Lewis Pass to the start of the track. We left the van at around 1pm, and started up the Robert Ridge Track after a discussion whether to go via Speargrass Hut or via the ridge due to the high wind forecast. Most of us wanted the climb out of the way first!

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