Avalanche Peak

Over the weekend we decided to make the most of our new surroundings and headed out to Arthur’s Pass – a mere 2 hour drive away. We actually visited Arthur’s Pass during our 2016 NZ roadtrip but we only had a quick stopover as the weather wasn’t great so we were basically in a cloud for about a day. This time, however, we hit the jackpot. Due to the clear skies and amazing sunshine, we took on the challenge of Avalanche Peak – I had read blog posts on this hike before, renowned for it’s steep and relentless path up but with breathtaking views at the top. All I can say is, it was WELL worth the 1100m climb and the panoramic views were incredibleeeee!

Check out the photos below – but also you can see a pretty awesome video James made of our hike:

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The road leading into Arthur’s Pass. 

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Incredible panoramic views at the summit.

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Following the markers on the way up!

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On our way down (spot me!) an example of what the path looked like most of the way up – steep!

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I also was reunited with my old friends, the sandflies – they feasted on me last year and it seemed like this year they were happy to see me again. Shoutout to the particular sandfly who bit me on the face – thanks pal, nice try but last year one of your friends bit me on the eyelid so you’ve got nothing on him.

A x

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Lucie Hustler says:

    Keep those blogs coming in we love them. Amazing walk and video, the air looks so clean!

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  2. Ali says:

    What a great video. Looks so amazing xxx

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