back country ski touring

Early November and Gaz and Monte head to the head of the Tasman Glacier for ski touring.  Variable weather conditions worked out OK with an ascent of Mt Aylmer, ice climbing in the Darwin ice fall and good ski turns  from the col nearby to Kelman hut.

There is plenty of winter snow in the head of the glaciers which should help them survive the summer months and make for good climbing conditions.

Glaciated southern alps of nzwind clouds