A weekend trip with Hans to attempt to ski some peaks around Howden Hut, on the fiordland side of the Routeburn track.
We drove to the divide parking lot on the routeburn track and ascended up the track to Howden Hut. Dropping some of our camping gear, we continued up the track and then veered off into thick bush to climb up to the alpine tussock and finally continuing up to snow line.
With the late start we only got a single run in from the a sub peak, but the skiing was good.
We left our skis at the snow line with the intention of returning the next day and skiing a couloir a few kilometres away.
Unfortuantely, on our return the following day, the clouds had set in and there wasn’t any hope of skiing our objective, so we made the collection of skis and returned to Te Anau for a beer.
Total climbing: 4438 m
Total descent: -4427 m
Total Time: 04:45:37