Sunday, July 24, 2011

Key Summit

We took the road in from Te Anau toward Milford Sound and parked the car in the car park at the divide.  The climb up through the bush was snow packed and several tree’s had fallen across the track making the progress a little slow. Clearing the bush line we came out to a spectacular snowy mountain landscape. We stopped for lunch after an hour and a half and after a short break made it up to Key Summit.  The 360 degree views of the surrounding mountains and lakes were well worth the climb. What an amazing place all made more impressive as we had been lucky enough to pick a clear sunny day with little wind.  Thank goodness we went yesterday as today is bitterly cold here with snow and sleet showers all day.

1 comment:

  1. Hey guys,
    Looks like there is a mountain theme to both our lives at the moment. I recon that yours have just eclipsed ours in the looks department but ours were warmer!

    Just been reading Tony's update, looks like your boy is all growed up and following in your footsteps, now they are the proud, or is that slightly bashful owners of a camper van!!

    Great to hear news of your travels and the kids are sending you love and shouting for skype!
    Lots of love
    Ian, Cia, Julia and of course the ever bigger William