Despite knowing each other since University days, my friends Alice, from alice.adventuring, and I had never actually been on an adventure together. So this wonderful West Coast weekend romp was the perfect opportunity for us to fix this void in our friendship on the 27-28th February 2021. It was a great choice on Alice's part, and you can read about why she chose it here. It really is a trip with everything, lovely steep wild bush, stunning mountain views, wonderful West Coast sunsets and a fantastic an interesting ridge to explore!
Tramper negotiates rugged bush track

Alice negotiating rugged bush track heading up to Mt Fox

Tarn on West Coast Ridge

A classic West Coast ridge with tarn

Tramper on a tussock ridge

Alice taking photos as the clouds begin to lift

Fox Glacier under clouds

Fox Glacier flowing out from under the clouds

Mt Tasman peeks through the clouds

Our first view of the mountains as they peak through the clouds - Mt Tasman

Tramper admires Mt Tasman and Fox Glacier

Alice finds the perfect spot to sit and admire the view

Fox glacier valley

Finally we can see the Fox Glacier, the goal for the trip was this view

Southern alps shrouded in cloud

Framing of the southern alps

View out to the West Coast

View out to the West Coast as it clears

Tramper admires southern alps as they burst through the cloud

Alice  and the view from the ridge, just above camp


Camping views!

Camping sunset West Coast

West Coast sunset at the tent

Tramper, framed by tent, enjoying a cup of tea

Alice and a morning hot cuppa. She was up for sunrise, I was still not up by this stage!

Tramper and a DoC sign observing the southern alps

Alice surveying the ridge we'd been on and the mountains in the distance. And yes that is a sign saying we were hardcore just for being there!

Mt Fox view down to Mt Glacier Valley, Mt Tasman, Aoraki

The stunning view from Mt Fox

Tramper admires the Southern Alps

Alice in the scenary

West Coast Southern Alps Panorama

Alice, the southern alps and the Mt Fox ridge. I love this panorama, click to see full screen!

Tramper admires Mt Tasman and the southern alps

Alice admires Mt Tasman and the surrounding southern alps

Mt Tasman and the sun streaming into Fox Glacier valley

Sun streaming down over Mt Tasman and the Fox Glacier

Mt Tasman in black and white

Mt Tasman in black and white

Fox glacier, Mt Tasman, Aoraki

Fox glacier, Mt Tasman, Aoraki and the surrounding southern alps

Hiker in front of Fox glacier, Mt Tasman and Aoraki

Alice getting a drink from a pristine tarn, with Fox glacier, Mt Tasman and Aoraki in the background

Rata flower

Rata flower bouquet in the forest!

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