Just got some more photos taken by other people who also summited Ruapehu a few weeks ago.
This is the group of us at the start of the day.
This is about an hour in. That hill in front of us will only take about another hour to get up. And then what you can’t see is on the left the next bit that is that high again.
People so small. Rocks, Cliff so large. This is nearing the top of the valley that is in the above photo.
Just a stroll up a hill.
Party at the top. Pun intended.
Walking across the Ash Field.
Going down with the weather packing into the valley below. See all the ash between the rocks. This made the descent extremely difficult triple checking footing.
It is only a little bit further to the bottom.
Weather getting nice and dark near Knoll Ridge (top of Whakapapa Ski Field) an hour from the bottom.