"There is nothing like taking that first step into a foreign world, and the great unknown that lies beyond it."

Mountaineering week!

Mountaineering week!

A group of people from across the world, Canada, France, USA, Australia,  and New Zealand gathered at Top Forks hut in Mt. Aspiring National Park for 7 days of climbing and hiking. A mixed group of novice and experienced climbers all shared a love for the mountains and a passion for the sport. I personally climbed Mt. Perseus and Mt. Twilight and hiked from Kerin Forks hut to Top Forks hut and Top forks hut to waterfall flats. Here are a few pictures of this perfect week!

This was by far my best week in New Zealand! 

Practicing crevasse rescue in the hut!!

Practicing crevasse rescue in the hut!!

Our tent city at waterfall flats 

Our tent city at waterfall flats 

Getting better at making delicious camp meals. This weeks secret - beet root powder!

Getting better at making delicious camp meals. This weeks secret - beet root powder!

Summit of Mt. Twilight!

Summit of Mt. Twilight!

My climbing team 

My climbing team 

Fiordlands National Park. Gertrude Saddle, Homer Saddle, Peak attempts

Fiordlands National Park. Gertrude Saddle, Homer Saddle, Peak attempts

Two visits to Lake Tekapo, Lake Pukaki. 2 days. 87 kilometers. Side trip.Mount Cook National Park

Two visits to Lake Tekapo, Lake Pukaki. 2 days. 87 kilometers. Side trip.Mount Cook National Park