Monthly Archives: June 2017

St James Walkway in Winter

5th September 2010 With my snow shoes packed away and my pack liner utilised for the first time on the trip I feel reasonably happy with a 1000hrs departure.  It’s a slightly overcast day, tending towards sunshine.  Lucretia stream is slightly up but I’m still able to comfortably skirt across without getting my boots wet. …
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Snowstorm at Brass Monkey Biv – Part II

Having made it to the tiny Brass Monkey Biv, I'm forced to wait out an extended snowstorm. Another wild night ensues.  Such is the force of the wind and the extent of the snow that it begins to blow through the cross pipes so that powder begins to float onto my face even though I’m…
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Snowstorm at Brass Monkey Biv – Part I

Lewis Pass 2010 It’s been two years since my last foray into Lewis Pass during winter.  What do I hate about the region?  The difficult challenges it provides in the midst of winter.  What do I love about the region?  The difficult challenges it provides in the midst of winter.  Previous trips have involved sleeping…
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