An epic first winter ascent of a route on Mt Barnicoat from the Pioneer hut with Steve written up in the NZ Alpine Jounral the following year. No lasting injuries. Great destination!
Route climbed: Northwest Ridge Date Climbed: Feb 15, 2006
Camped above Mt. Fox on the ridge leading to Craig Peak, and continued in the morning to a highpoint of 5235 feet on the ridge. Fog quickly swept up the valley, making the descent quite an ordeal. See my trip report for a full account.
"Got tight last night on absinthe and did knife tricks. Great success shooting the knife into the piano. The woodworms are so bad and eat hell out of all furniture that you can always claim the woodworms did it."