Craig is a man on a mission – soon to turn middle aged, he is keen to celebrate this milestone in his life with an attempt on NZ’s highest peak – Mt Cook.
So a training course and a fitness check was put together by Alpinism and Ski in the form of a mountaineering course based at Colin Todd hut with Mt Aspiring at the doorstep. Rope work, crampon technique, snow and ice anchors, crevasse rescue, rock climbing and mountain weather were some of the many topics covered on the course. A climb mid course of the full NW ridge route on Mt Aspiring being a bonus to a fantastic and challenging week for Craig.
Now it’s back to Auckland to juggle family and work commitments before looking to the future – a Mt Cook attempt Nov/Dec 2010.