Last weekend my girlfriend and I climbed Mt Pirongia. With a plan to camp out near the summit of Mt Pirongia overnight, I loaded my pack with my tent, sleeping bags, cooker and (most importantly) my camera gear, weighing a total of about 400kg*.
With a bit of a detour on the way up, it took us 7 hours to climb to the campsite, which is about half an hour past the summit. Once we reached the top we were stuffed. We setup camp and cooked dinner, a gourmet* meal of flavoured rice. Luckily I took myself up about 4 ciders. Well earned.
Check out the pics above…