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Looking back to the final descent near Lovers Leap114 views
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Final steps to the bridge over Earnslaw Burn113 views
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Wobbly footbridge on the way back to the road190 views
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Evening light over the valley116 views
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Rees Valley and Lake Wakatipu in background134 views
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Final descent to Earnslaw Burn151 views
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Lake Wakatipu & Glenorchy in background145 views
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Ridgeline looking back to Mt Earnslaw114 views
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The first side stream past the rocky bivvy where we started our climb to the ridgeline101 views
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Rees Valley and zig zag track to Invincible Mine visible97 views
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Ridgeline85 views
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The ridgeline and mountains on the eastern side of Rees Valley77 views
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91 views
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Looking back to Mt Earnslaw from near the ridgeline92 views
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Looking into the valley and Earnslaw Burn82 views
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76 views
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The only section that was easy walking80 views
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The hills are alive with the sound of glaciers82 views
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Alan takes in the views on the way to the ridgeline90 views
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Looking downstream toward The Turret83 views
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Start of the beech forest80 views
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Earnslaw Glacier from Earnslaw Burn88 views
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Earnslaw Glacier from Earnslaw Burn76 views
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Morning view of Earnslaw Glacier from the campsite74 views
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Morning view of Earnslaw Glacier from the campsite80 views
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Our campsite. Overnight temp was around 0C85 views
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Looking back up to Lennox Pass87 views
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Waterfall spray in early evening light158 views
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Nearing the bottom on the descent to Earnslaw Burn91 views
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Alan with Mt Earnslaw in background79 views
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Earnslaw glacier with huge ice cave (middle left)79 views
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Lennox Pass88 views
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Earnslaw Glacier82 views
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Lennox Pass132 views
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Mt Earnslaw81 views
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Closeup of the glacier74 views
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700m steep drop from Lennox Pass to Earnslaw Burn (campsite)141 views
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Mt Earnslaw91 views
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Mt Aspiring in background86 views
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Ress Valley and beyond from Lennox Pass81 views
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Final climb to Lennox Pass95 views
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Rest stop before the final push to Lennox Pass83 views
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Looking down to the Rees Valley83 views
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Looking up to Lennox Pass from around 1200m96 views
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John and Alan enjoy a rest89 views
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Looking to the head of the Rees Valley79 views
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Looking to the head of the Rees Valley77 views
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Waterfalls feeding into Lennox Stream130 views
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Meandering patterns of the Rees River82 views
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Crossing Lennox Steam at the only negiotable section140 views
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Looking downstream128 views
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Hanging glacier92 views
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Unknown peak on the eastern side of Rees Valley77 views
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Approaching Lennox Stream83 views
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Typical vegetation to negotiate99 views
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Entering the Beech Forest88 views
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Heading into Rees Valley78 views
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Surveying the route to Lennox Pass83 views
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Heading to the start of the walk on the Kea Basin Track82 views
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Lennox Falls67 views
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Lennox Pass Route209 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 Map270 views
 
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