Sunday, September 24, 2017

A night under the stars at Alex Knob

Great to be on the tops

                  Annual pilgrimage 2017

From the top of Alex Knob we surveyed the scene below us feeling exhilarated after the grunt up. We were pleased we took the gamble to cart up all our gear to camp as so often the tops cloud over. The views of the Franz Josef Glacier, the Main Divide and Tasman Sea just got better with dusk falling.

The mountain is named after Alexander Graham (Alec.) He was one of New Zealand’s most skilled mountaineers. Through the early twentieth century Alec guided many parties up the Alex Knob track and to the Franz Josef Glacier. He and his brother Peter were well loved guides.
Views out over the Franz township and coast

Setting up camp
Just us and the keas 

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