14-15 April 2007 Mueller Hut and Mt Ollivier 1933m

To celebrate our 15th anniversary the whole family climbed high Sealy Range in Mt.Cook NP all the way to the Mueller Hut (1840m) and then ascented the Mt Ollivier (1933m) that became out highest peak in New Zealand so far, and for the kids it became the highest mountain ever scaled.

 

14-15 апреля 2007 Маунт Оливер и хижина Мюллера, 1933m

В ознаменование 15-й годовщины со дня свадьбы, мы всей семьей совершили вылазку в горы, и провели ночь в высокогорной хижине Мюллера на высоте 1840м в непосредственной близости от горы Кука, самой высокой горы Новой Зеландии, и взойдя на следующее утро на ближайшую к хижине вершину Маунт Оливер высотой 1933м, которая стала для нас пока самой высокой покоренной горой в Зеландии, а для детей она же явилась и абсолютным рекордом достигнутой когда-либо высоты.

track from the carpark to the mountain. The Sealy range is looming above with MtSefton in the background Maria on the lower part of track One of the Sealy tarns with MtCook in the background to the right Hikers near Sealy tarns with MtSefton lower slopes and MtCook in the background Sealy tarn with the Hooker glacier lake and MtCook in the background Maria and Tania on the upper tussok slope on the wat to the ridge crest Maria at the start of boulder and scree field on the way to the ridge crest with Tania and Denis seen far ahead Maria on the ridge crest on the way to Mueller hut Maria on the ridge top with MtCook in the background MtCook at twilight Wide Sealy range, Mueller Hut and MtCook main ridge in the background Muller Hut with Tucket glacier and MtCook in the background MtCook at the sunset Tuckett glacier and MtCook at the sunset MtCook main range Mueller Hut, 1840m Sunrise over Mueller glacier and surrounding ranges Sun rises over MtOllivier ridge with two climbers enjoing the view MtSefton (3151m) bathing in first sun rays Mt Thompson face Climbers setting out to Annette plateau First autumn snow with MtCook in the background Denis and Maria near Mueller hut Climbing MtOllivier Negotiating tricky and narrow section of the ridge Brave Maria climbing up steep ridge Maria and Mum on the steepest section of the climb Small avalanch down the Sefton south ridgeDenis on the top of Mt Ollivier Maria & Tania on the top of MtOllivier 1933m Paul on the top of MtOllivier Tania & kids on the top of MtOllivier View of MtCook from MtOllivier On the ridge crest on the way back another avalanche Tania & Maria descending the ridge Long tiring descent is still ahead Maria at the start of scree&snow field to descent from the ridge Maria negotiates the scree&snow field Getting closer to the tussoks Sealy tarn with MtCook MtCook and Sealy tarn MtSefton lower slope and MtCook reflecting in Sealy tarn View of Sealy range from Tasman lower valley MtCook and lake Pukaki