Day 2 saw us following the ridge for hour after hour. the distant point on the horizon was our objective for the night and again we reached Jumbo Hut after dark.
We passed by this possum that seemed to have lost its way and was hiding under a rock well above the tree line.
As fast as possible we dashed over the Tararua Peaks - very steep ground which we didn't fancy attempting in the dark. Soon we were beyond them and darkness was upon us. Four hours of arduous tramping by headtorch we arrived at Kime Hut and the end of a fifteen hour day.