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ManyGlacierMountaineerLuxmore  Sucess!

ManyGlacierMountaineer

2011 - w/ Xenja Poljakowa
Posted Feb 24, 2013 11:05 pm

rggVery windy up there  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 31, 2007

rgg

In the morning, it was raining persistantly. Gradually, most of the trampers in Luxmore Hut left for the ridge anyway - a few decided to stay or head back down.

We waited.

Finally, around 2 o'clock, the weather was improving and we decided to start moving - I reckoned we could still make it to Iris Burn Hut before dark. We got rewarded for going late worked out great, as the weather continued to improve. After an hour or so, the drizzle finally stopped altogether. It was very windy on Mt Luxmore though. Further along the ridge, we even got some sunshine. In the end, we arrived at the next hut around dusk.
Posted Apr 22, 2011 11:03 am

BLongGreat Tramp  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 28, 2004

BLong

The Kepler Track is a great New Zealand Tramp. I really enjoyed the hike, and the various side trips along the route. I hiked up Mount Luxmore as well as a couple peaks just off the track. I also fondly remember the caves near the hut on the first night.
Posted Sep 9, 2009 4:58 pm

KoenKepler Track  Sucess!

Koen

I did the Kepler somewhere late autumn 2000. I remember there was a bit of snow on the track and Luxmore. I have good memories about spending two nights in Mt. Luxmore hut with only one American 'tramper', sitting near the stove and musing about life and dreams. Good stuff. If you want the Kepler in quieter conditions, do it at the start of the winter season, when the huts are no longer serviced...
Posted Feb 14, 2006 11:39 am

lostmanRoute Climbed: via Kepler Track Date Climbed: December 25, 2005  Sucess!

lostman

The short trip to this peak (along with the rest of the alpine stretch of the Kepler) was one of the best Christmas presents I've had. It looks like Rick B had great weather 2 days earlier, but we had 80 km/h winds and sideways rain. Though it made walking challenging at times, it made the ridge walks exhilirating, the views very atmospheric, and heaps of rainbows.
Posted Jan 13, 2006 3:21 pm

Rick BRoute Climbed: Sidetrack from Kepler Date Climbed: 23 december 2005  Sucess!

Rick B

Completed the whole Kepler track. Great walk! Celebrated christmas standing in lake Manapouri with a bottle of wine we carried for 3 days :-)



Summitted Luxmore on the 2nd day as a sidetrack. The views into Fiordland are fascinating. It's amazing that there's such a vast wilderness, so many peaks, and not a single road or village in it. Just mountains, forests and fiords.



The Luxmore caves are very cool to explore, did this also on the 2nd day. We were very lucky with the weather, not a single drop of rain during the entire walk. Luxmore was still cold and windy, as usual I guess.



The fourth and final day was a bit boring in my opinion, the forest wasn't that spectacular and it became a bit of a dull walk.
Posted Jan 11, 2006 2:55 am

Dan BakerRoute Climbed: Mt Luxmore Date Climbed: Feb 2005  Sucess!

Dan Baker

Trekked the Kepler track and summited Mt Luxmore on day 1 after dropping the pack at Lumore hut. The day was pretty chilly and the wind was up with a bit of cloud around, but the views were still pretty good. On a very clear day the views would be fantastic. I'm glad we did it on day one, because Day 2 was mega cloudy and well windy!!! We got thrown off the track once or twice by the gusts. I'll get around to typing up my trip report in here ( I have it written down in a book) and post some pics :) If you do the Kepler, also be sure to check out the luxmore caves, they are pretty cool. Also Iris burn falls are nice, not spectacular though. But the short side trip is still worth it, heck, when you are there anyway, you may as well see it all.



Safe climbing and trekking :)
Posted Aug 30, 2005 10:14 pm

hhsilleckRoute Climbed: along the Kepler track Date Climbed: March 2003  Sucess!

hhsilleck

beautiful trek in Fiordland
Posted Nov 1, 2004 9:41 pm

ColoradoSonyaRoute Climbed: via Kepler Track Date Climbed: March 2003  Sucess!

ColoradoSonya

Made the trek with my fiance Howie ... nice scenery, nice mountain huts, annoying sandflies!
Posted Nov 1, 2004 9:16 pm

KimberlyRoute Climbed: Kepler Track Date Climbed: December 2002  Sucess!

Kimberly

I carried our son the whole way.
Posted Apr 5, 2004 4:56 pm

KesslerRoute Climbed: Kepler Track Date Climbed: December 2002  Sucess!

Kessler

I was the youngest person in history to be carried to the top of Mt. Luxmore!
Posted Mar 16, 2004 6:30 pm

ScottRoute Climbed: Kepler Track Date Climbed: December 2002  Sucess!

Scott

Hiked it with Kimberly, my wife, and 7 month old son. Our son set the record an was the youngest person ever to be carried along the Kepler Track.
Posted Mar 1, 2004 10:45 am

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