We had memorable trips to the head of the Waimakariri where we climbed Murchison, Davie, Harper and others. About the Pass area we climbed Rolleston (one was a first ascent of the Otira face to the middle peak), the Temple Basin face of Phipps and various traverses including one winter day when Terry Hassall and I climbed Rolleston, Armstrong and Carrington and came out down the Waimak the following day - all in glorious weather. There were other climbs on Oates and Franklin. It was a superb training ground for climbs further south. More photos from two of these climbs below.
|Pat Barcham on Temple Basin face of Phipps
|BLS and Terry Hassell descending Mt Davie
(Photo Dick Wareing)