Wilderness Lodge Arthurs Pass
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... views over Arthurs Pass where you can see all the little rivers snaking down the valleys and still snow on top of the mountains and some of the path. Really windy at the top but pretty warm on the way up. Walked back down then drove back to Christchurch. I really love the drive, with lots of green hills and misshapen rocks and loads of sheep. Drove past Porters Ski Area and there was barely any snow left on it any longer since it closed a week ago.
... s pass was a place called Castle Hill. It was used in the first Narnia movie for that massive battle scene. It honestly looked like something Weta Cave created and then put in the middle of a hilly countryside. Oh, and it was a huge adult playground. Tons of rocks to climb and awesome views everywhere! The rocks are made from limestone and over time they have formed into these awesome structures that we see today. We climbed and explore all over the hill. We ...
... is a club field and a much smaller area but nice to ski somewhere different as we had only been to Porters and Mt Hutt before. After a couple of hours a blizzard set in and the skiing became treacherous! We had to get our car off the mountain or we would have been snowed in so we decided to leave as planned and drove to the start of the Anti Crow Hut walk. It was drizzling but generally better weather off the mountain. The walk to the hut was around ...
... a suitable site. The landing was pretty smooth - we had all been briefed on how to brace ourselves and hold on in case the basked tipped on its side, but in the end it stayed upright - to Ed's disappointment. We helped to fold up the balloon and bag it up then got a well earned glass of champagne and a muffin. The champagne is apparently a tradition of balloonists dating back to the Montgolfier brothers. Some more photos and we learned the balloon cost about ...
... to the summit and were rewarded with a similarly fantastic view to the south. Here we debated our options: we had hoped to complete a loop over Lyell Peak and Mt. Bealey, but higher clouds were already building and threatening to close in around us – and these ones had the look of rain about them. The first section of ridgeline looked easy, so we headed along and in only 20 minutes were at the summit of Lyell Peak. We may have been fast ...