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Day one…

Tramping at Arthurs Pass, New Zealand

After returning from work in Antarctica, I immediately started the off-ice adventuring. Despite needing a bit of a break back in civilization, I decided to go with astrophysiscists Eric Leitch and Kyle Story on a quick 3 day backpacking trip up at Arthurs Pass, a short distance away from Christchurch.

 

A few pics of our tramping…

Outside the United States Antarctic Program CDC building, Kyle and Erik figure out where we’re going..

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Finally, in the mountains

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Finding a giant Donut. Strangely, I know where another one of these is, on top of a donut shop right outside of the Burbank Airport.

Setting off

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For our night out in the field, we slept at Hamilton Hut, which is very well maintained and comfy. Map Link.

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The second day, we hiked back out of the park, and stayed at another hut just near the road.

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Day three, Bouldering at Castle Hill

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And of course, burgers and fries in the evening.

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