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High Times in the Southern Alps

Rusty and I

I am back in Christchurch now after an exciting three days in the alpine village of Arthur’s Pass and surrounding peaks. Rusty (pictured rght) just about made the 1000m climb up to the village but not without spilling some oil.

I am taking her to the garage tomorrow to see how serious the oil leak problem is. Fingers crossed as I am growing quite attached to the old thing.

A friend and I did the Avalanche Peak climb with the intention of dropping down into a valley to the remote Crow Hut for the night. Anyway the weather got quite bad at the summit meaning we had to turn back, with full overnight backpacks to the village which was frustrating but the sensible thing to do.

My legs are shot to bits at the moment as the 9 hour hike was the first real exercise I have done for a while!

Once Rusty is fixed and I have caught a few waves at New Brighton we will be off to the South, probably Lake Tekapo and Mount Cook for more mountain action.

January is looking like my best month for web income. The hard work I put in while in KL and Singapore has paid off.