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Shades of grey

This milky grey lake is glacially fed by the Hooker glacier, which you can see in the background of this photo. I love how muted and almost monochrome the colours […]

Trail marker

Whoever’s gone out hiking will have seen cairns: stacks of stones to mark a trail. I love the way they look and the function they have. People seem to also make […]

The sun goes down

My roommate and I looked out the window of our dorm room and saw Mount Cook in the most amazing pink light. The sun was setting over the highest mountain […]

Coming up around the bend

The Hooker Valley hike took me through an amazing landscape. Past mountains and glacial lakes, over glacial fed rivers by way of sturdy wire bridges. The hike promised views on […]


The Mount Cook area is very rugged and there is bound to be some kind of debris flow. As I started my hike through the Hooker Valley, I could hear […]


This little fellow was scurrying through the vegetation quite close to the hostel I was staying at in Mount Cook Village. I zoomed in and slowly approached this little guy […]