Four day adventure 12th-15th of January 2020 with Nick Dragunow, an attempt to repeat my climb on Mt Aspiring and a first attempt for Nick.
Conditions were absolutely perfect and the sense of satisfaction for even just a partial climb was better than my first climb of the mountain. Hard to explain why though.
Unfortunately I sabotaged us, by taking some leftover GODZone snacks with me I managed to give myself food poisoning and thus we made the difficult decision to turn around on a perfect summit day. But had at least done all of the more challenging parts of the climb of the NW ridge via the Kangaroo Patch.
It was pretty amazing to have Colin Todd Hut to ourselves before the climb, and leave for a sleep out under the trees in the valley just as things began to get busy in the Hut.
Day 2 - up to Colin Todd Hut via Bevan Col
Day 3 - Our attempt to get up to the summit before disaster struck, see photos to assess misery! Not sure why the GPS track was bouncing all the over the place!
As we descended via the same route I didn't create tracks going back down the mountain.