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Trip Report – NZAC Climbing Camp

By: Keith Moffat

Source: Otago Section Newsletter

The NZAC National climbing camp was hosted by the Otago Section at Top Forks hut in the Wilkin Valley from 4th to 11th February.

We had 21 people with over half of them being from overseas. Everyone got established at the camp on the Saturday with access being a mixture of Helicopter jet boat and walking. On Monday five people climbed Perseus while others checked out the approach to Pollux and did some exploring in the aClimbingCamp2rea. Monday was a rain day and in addition to the usual card games we had an alpine TED talk session. On Tuesday, everyone got into position to take advantage of the forecast fine day on Wednesday. Eight people camped on the ledges below the bluffs on Pollux while the rest of the crew headed to Waterfall Flat.

On Wednesday six people got to the summit of Pollux and about ten climbed Twilight. The rest of the camp while not perfect weather on the tops was great for hanging out in the Mountains.

What made the camp so special and enjoyable was the great bunch of people attending and having time to savour being in the Mountains at such a special place.

Posted: 03/03/17

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