Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Glaciers of wonderment

"We are plain quiet folk and have no use for adventures. Nasty disturbing uncomfortable things! Make you late for dinner! I can't think what anybody sees in them,"
- The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

M and I have just had the most fabulous long weekend in Mt Cook. So it's not food but it does have the word 'cook' in it. That counts for something right?! Mountains, adventure, sunshine, brilliant views...pretty much my perfect holiday! Mt Cook (Aoraki) is New Zealand’s highest mountain at 3754 metres. Although not particularly high as far as tall mountains go, it is supposed to be a difficult climb for its height. My eldest brother has climbed it twice that I know of. He’s pretty awesome! Neither of us are mountaineers so we were certainly weren’t there to climb Mt Cook itself (!!) but I had never been before which definitely needed to be remedied since it is a very special place for much of my family.

I didn't want to come home and I'm looking forward to my next adventure all ready.


  1. These are gorgeous, beautiful photos. But you seem very under dressed for ice to me! I think I'm not used to such cold :P

  2. *laughs* I was thinking the exact same thing as Kari! Where's your jumper, girl? It's snowing! :P Gosh, I'm such a wimp when it comes to the cold.

    I know how you feel about not wanting to come home. I had a beautiful weekend away last weekend, and coming back to Canberra/work/reality of my grandma's passing has been really hard. I think I'd even take a snowy mountain over this ;)


  3. Gosh that looks just amazing. I love being on a mountain - the air is always really clean and lovely. Have signed up for the Tussock Traverse in Jan at Tongariro and can't wait. Cool butterfly tshirt btw :)

  4. Hey, just realised that I haven't heard much from you in a while and I just wanted to say that I hope it's because you're busy having fabulous fun times. Have a beautiful christmas and I hope you're good!

  5. Surprisingly not cold for anyone concerned! When the sun is out it can be lovely :)