19km, 5 hours

Up pre-dawn, we watch the world wake over high mountains, steep enough that the valley floor was not illuminated until 11am.

Out to Arthur’s Pass and on to a rest day…or perhaps several. There’s supposed to be remnants of a typhoon blowing in with heavy winds and rain for several days.

Day 82 – Bealy Hut to Hamilton Hut

Day 79 – Kiwi Hut to Goat Pass Hut