|We can see the Lost World area from our house. The small peak is Mt Arthur |
(I think I have told people in the past that it's Collins Cap but that is quite a bit further away)
|My guide, the nimble-footed Michael, at the top of the descent.|
|The Big Bend, Pinnacle Road - we parked the car near the white car in the centre. |
The first 10 metres of the track was a peat bog, and after that is a dry rock scramble.
|The 'Organ Pipes' on the eastern face of Mt Wellington/kunanyi are huge dolerite columns. |
Here further north there are smaller ones – I always think of these as the Little Organ Pipes.
|Michael is at the very centre of this pic. You can see where at some stage of geological time |
a lot of the columns fell and smashed. They are distinctly hexagonal in section.
|The climb back up begins|
The amazing part was how fast it was to get back up to the top. The process of choosing foot- and hand-holds on the way down is so slow, that it actually is way quicker going up.