Julian visits many of New Zealand's wild places with geoscientists studying rocks, glaciers, volcanoes and fossils
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Wednesday, 24 June 2009
Down from Annette
Dan and I got up early and each went of for a walk around the glacier. I climbed up Mount Annette and then returned through the wind scoop.
The plane arrived and by the time it was fully packed there was no room to fit both of us in! I decided I would be happy to walk down to the village. I set out with a pair of bamboo poles and snow shoes. The way down involved crossing some steep slopes, with wonderful views across the Mueller glacier and I was happy when I reached the valley floor where Uwe had come to pick me up. The photo shows the tracks I followed across the mountainside.