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Heading into Rees Valley76 views
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Surveying the route to Lennox Pass81 views
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Lennox Falls65 views
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Heading to the start of the walk on the Kea Basin Track80 views
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Entering the Beech Forest86 views
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Unknown peak on the eastern side of Rees Valley75 views
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Typical vegetation to negotiate97 views
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Approaching Lennox Stream81 views
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Crossing Lennox Steam at the only negiotable section137 views
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Looking downstream125 views
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Hanging glacier90 views
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Waterfalls feeding into Lennox Stream127 views
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Meandering patterns of the Rees River79 views
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Looking to the head of the Rees Valley75 views
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Looking to the head of the Rees Valley77 views
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Looking up to Lennox Pass from around 1200m94 views
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John and Alan enjoy a rest87 views
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Looking down to the Rees Valley81 views
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Rest stop before the final push to Lennox Pass81 views
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Final climb to Lennox Pass93 views
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Mt Aspiring in background84 views
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Mt Earnslaw89 views
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Ress Valley and beyond from Lennox Pass79 views
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700m steep drop from Lennox Pass to Earnslaw Burn (campsite)138 views
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Earnslaw Glacier80 views
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Mt Earnslaw79 views
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Closeup of the glacier72 views
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Lennox Pass129 views
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Lennox Pass86 views
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Earnslaw glacier with huge ice cave (middle left)77 views
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Alan with Mt Earnslaw in background76 views
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Nearing the bottom on the descent to Earnslaw Burn89 views
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Waterfall spray in early evening light154 views
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Looking back up to Lennox Pass85 views
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Our campsite. Overnight temp was around 0C83 views
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Morning view of Earnslaw Glacier from the campsite78 views
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Morning view of Earnslaw Glacier from the campsite72 views
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Earnslaw Glacier from Earnslaw Burn74 views
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Looking downstream toward The Turret80 views
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Earnslaw Glacier from Earnslaw Burn86 views
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The only section that was easy walking78 views
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The hills are alive with the sound of glaciers80 views
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73 views
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Start of the beech forest78 views
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The first side stream past the rocky bivvy where we started our climb to the ridgeline99 views
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Alan takes in the views on the way to the ridgeline88 views
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Lake Wakatipu & Glenorchy in background141 views
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Looking into the valley and Earnslaw Burn80 views
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Looking back to Mt Earnslaw from near the ridgeline90 views
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The ridgeline and mountains on the eastern side of Rees Valley74 views
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Ridgeline83 views
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Ridgeline looking back to Mt Earnslaw111 views
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Rees Valley and zig zag track to Invincible Mine visible95 views
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Rees Valley and Lake Wakatipu in background129 views
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Final descent to Earnslaw Burn147 views
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Evening light over the valley113 views
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Wobbly footbridge on the way back to the road185 views
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Final steps to the bridge over Earnslaw Burn110 views
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Looking back to the final descent near Lovers Leap111 views
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Lennox Pass Route206 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 Map266 views
 
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