Mountaineering in New Zealand – Pure Alpinism

Ropework and knots, part of alpinism skills

refreshing some technical mountaineering skills at Pioneer hut – the loo is vertical in reality:)

February’s mountaineering highlight for us was Mark’s Pure Alpinism week in the Southern Alps of NZ. The team was able to fly up to Pioneer hut as planned on a Monday morning and the weather turned out to be much better than expected during the six days. Only another couple of people were up there during that week. For IFMGA/NZMGA Mountain Guide Gary Dickson and Mark it was the third mountaineering trip together in New Zealand and he promised it won’t be the last.