Scott could have co-piloted the flight to the South Island
Angelus Ridge from Hopeless Creek, late afternoon.
Hopeless Hut, built by NZ Alpine Club and opened by Ed Hillary in 1967
Ascending valley from Hopeless Hut
Hopeless Creek with Angelus Ridge left and St Arnaud Range in the distance
Ascending head of the valley with Angelus Ridge in the background
Scree slopes crossed to gain the north ridge of Mt Hopeless
Looking back down the section of north ridge traversed so far.
Lunchtime view over NE ridge of Hopeless to Nelson Lakes NP, and Kaikoura ranges in the far distance.
The western face of Mt Hopeless
View of the SW ridge of Mt Hopeless
The north ridge continues, broken by a gash 50m deep
Bad sky over the gash
Spent time considering ways up this
After deciding that the gash got the better of us, a tricky descent to the scree
Descending scree for an exit to the Sabine valley
Dawn at the bivvy by the Sabine River
Sabine River, Nelson Lakes NP
Calm Lake Rotoroa