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Heading into Rees Valley86 views
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Surveying the route to Lennox Pass88 views
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Lennox Falls73 views
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Heading to the start of the walk on the Kea Basin Track87 views
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Entering the Beech Forest96 views
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Unknown peak on the eastern side of Rees Valley82 views
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Typical vegetation to negotiate106 views
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Approaching Lennox Stream88 views
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Crossing Lennox Steam at the only negiotable section148 views
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Looking downstream137 views
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Hanging glacier99 views
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Waterfalls feeding into Lennox Stream142 views
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Meandering patterns of the Rees River87 views
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Looking to the head of the Rees Valley82 views
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Looking to the head of the Rees Valley84 views
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Looking up to Lennox Pass from around 1200m101 views
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John and Alan enjoy a rest94 views
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Looking down to the Rees Valley89 views
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Rest stop before the final push to Lennox Pass89 views
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Final climb to Lennox Pass100 views
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Mt Aspiring in background91 views
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Mt Earnslaw96 views
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Ress Valley and beyond from Lennox Pass86 views
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700m steep drop from Lennox Pass to Earnslaw Burn (campsite)152 views
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Earnslaw Glacier88 views
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Mt Earnslaw87 views
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Closeup of the glacier80 views
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Lennox Pass142 views
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Lennox Pass94 views
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Earnslaw glacier with huge ice cave (middle left)84 views
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Alan with Mt Earnslaw in background85 views
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Nearing the bottom on the descent to Earnslaw Burn96 views
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Waterfall spray in early evening light169 views
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Looking back up to Lennox Pass93 views
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Our campsite. Overnight temp was around 0C90 views
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Morning view of Earnslaw Glacier from the campsite85 views
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Morning view of Earnslaw Glacier from the campsite79 views
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Earnslaw Glacier from Earnslaw Burn81 views
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Looking downstream toward The Turret88 views
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Earnslaw Glacier from Earnslaw Burn93 views
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The only section that was easy walking87 views
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The hills are alive with the sound of glaciers87 views
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81 views
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Start of the beech forest85 views
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The first side stream past the rocky bivvy where we started our climb to the ridgeline108 views
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Alan takes in the views on the way to the ridgeline95 views
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Lake Wakatipu & Glenorchy in background156 views
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Looking into the valley and Earnslaw Burn87 views
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Looking back to Mt Earnslaw from near the ridgeline97 views
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The ridgeline and mountains on the eastern side of Rees Valley82 views
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Ridgeline91 views
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Ridgeline looking back to Mt Earnslaw122 views
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Rees Valley and zig zag track to Invincible Mine visible102 views
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Rees Valley and Lake Wakatipu in background148 views
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Final descent to Earnslaw Burn163 views
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Evening light over the valley124 views
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Wobbly footbridge on the way back to the road204 views
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Final steps to the bridge over Earnslaw Burn121 views
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Looking back to the final descent near Lovers Leap122 views
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Lennox Pass Route218 viewsStart from Kea Basin track and head off towards Lennox stream above the falls. From there a climb up to Lennox Pass (1700m) and a steep 700m decent to Earnslaw Burn to campsite. Next day, head downstream until the first river on the left in the beech forest and head up to the ridge and traverse along to below Lovers Leap and finish at the Earnslaw Burn bridge.
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Route on Topographic Map288 views
 
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