This weekend I’ve travelled across the Canterbury Plains to Mt Thomas, a small peak (1023m) overlooking the sea and basically is one of the foothills that makes up the start of the Southern Alps from the east, second in line …
Author: Matthew Dickinson
I headed off to the mountains near Lewis Pass for the first of the 52 peaks this weekend; The Devil’s Rampart (1740m).
Being the first peak in the 52 Peak challenge, I wanted it to start with a bang and in stunning weather. It totally came true, it was beautiful weather (30C+) and there was barely any wind in the valleys; nor on the tops. After picking past Nina Hut in a couple of hours, we continued onto Devil’s Den Saddle Bivvy which was where I started my peak attempt.