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First snow at Kea Basin

Hiking thrugh the first snow of the season in Kea Basin, en route to Esquilant Bivvy Hut. Richardson Mountains opposite. Photo: Jakub Cejpek
9-10hr. Kea Basin bivouac, 4-5hr; Bivouac to Wright Col and Esquilant Bivvy Hut, 5hr
Earnslaw Hut, 4 bunks; Rock bivouacs in Kea Basin; Esquilant Bivvy Hut, 6 bunks
Muddy Creek car park at the end of the Rees Valley Road and north of Glenorchy
CB10, CA10
Kea Basin, Mt Aspiring National Park Autumn seemed to be a good season to climb Mt Earnslaw/Pikirakatahi, but the reality turned out to be somewhat different. After pleasant tramping along...

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