New Zealand is where I started alpine climbing, and where I have always returned to. It's like home. These photos are a small selection from over the years.
Descending Douglas Peak after climbing the south face, winter 2006. Mt. Cook (left) and Mt. Tasman are in the background.
Helo'ing into Pioneer and Douglas Peak, winter 2006.
Mt. Cook showing the low, middle and high peaks, and Mt. Hicks (left) from the south/village, 1998.
Athol, new route on the Balfour Face, Mt. Tasman, winter 1993.
Bivy site in the Balfour neve with the west coast and Tasman ocean beyond, winter 1993.
Balfour Face of Mt. Tasman, winter 1993.
Looking up the Tasman glacier with Mt. Elie de Beaumont on the left.
Grand Plateau during solo trip, autumn 1999.
Athol, Sheila Face, right buttress, 1996.
Walking out after a trip up to "Mother Empress," summer 1996. L to R: Mt. Hicks south face, Mt. Dampier, Mt. Cook's Sheila and Hooker faces. Empress Hut is on the rocky outcrop directly beneath Green saddle (the col between Dampier and Cook).
On Mt. Tasman, winter 2006.
Athol, "Desolation Row," south face of Mt. Hicks, summer 1999.
Athol on the edge of the cloud, "Desolation Row," South Face of Mt. Hicks, 1999.