Cook to Cook
Here is a potted summary:
On 7 November 2011 the adventure begins
PHASE ONE: CLIMB MT COOK
Cat Shand and I aim to climb Mount Cook via the Hooker Face (Grade 4+ and enough to make your calves hurt just thinking about all that front pointing) - we'll walk in via the Hooker Valley and up to Empress Hut (the Western side of the mountain). Depending on conditions we will possibly climb down the Eastern side - the Linda Glacier route to Plateau Hut, then walk out from there. That will take a minimum of 4 days.
PHASE 2: CYCLE TO PICTON
We will be covering around 110km per day mostly on road bikes - although we hope to pedal through the Rainbow on our Mountain Bikes
PHASE 3: PADDLE ACROSS COOK STRAIT
We will be in a double sea kayak and hope to paddle up Queen Charlotte Sound to the head of the Sound then wait for low winds and waves (and tides) for the crossing, finishing up at Titahi Bay
PHASE 4: A BIG SLEEP :)
AND - we are raising money for the Melanoma Foundation along the way - go to our fundraising page to support us (after all, I would not be here if I had not found my melanoma early, so these funds support education about early detection).http://www.fundraiseonline.co.nz/CooktoCook/
Thanks for your support!
Photos and report from Mt Cook climb
The first part of the Cook to Cook is complete! And the rest is to be continue shortly.
Take a look at the photos and the report from the first epic part of the adventure click here
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