Saturday, 12 February 2011

Cascade Saddle tramping

beer at the finish
from the left - Liz, Richard, Lewis, Milton and Ruth

left - Dart Glacier from Cascade Saddle
right - Mount Aspiring from Pylon

Cascade Saddle must be one of the most scenic spots in New Zealand. YNZC was fortunate to climb it in perfect weather. The views of Mount Aspiring and the Dart Glacier were quite stunning. YNZC walked out via the Dart River which was also beautiful. En-route he met a couple of trampers from the north-east (Liz from Newcastle and Richard from Middlesbrough), and Milton & Ruth from Dunedin who provided beer at the finish and a lift to Queenstown (thanks guys). YNZC is now back in Wanaka where he is considering his next tramp (likely to be in Aspiring National Park) and slaking the raging tramper's thirst (naturally).