Samantha only had one week off work so we did not get to see the jewel in the crown of this special place, namely Angelus Lake and surrounds. It is nestled in a high alpine basin at 1650 metres and there is no truly easy way to get there. Several options but the all involve some serious uphill work.
After a little sea kayaking which gave our ” Travers saddle sore muscles ” a chance to settle down we headed back into the hills , up Pinchgut track , a nice night in the Bushline hut with an interesting group of other trampers , then on to Angelus. Our route was the stunning Roberts ridge and we had great weather , clear on the tops with low cloud in the valleys. We decided to take the tent ( the inner part to save on a kg ) and also took my phantom 3 drone. The forecast promised light winds and fine weather , and dawn on day 2 was perfect.
The top remained clear but the valleys were obscured by lots of low cloud which often swept up over the Roberts Ridge line . Spectacular 5 hour tramp — great weather but challenging terrain with tricky Boulder fields to negotiate
Angelus Hut – popular destination with the large number of trampers who visit . So popular the hut has a booking system and is normally full – 30 odd bods sleeping in close proximity. We took the tent to ensure we got a nice sleep with no snorers.
Above is a link to my vid of these two adventures. Try clicking on it .
Hiya Bruce > Truly brilliant post, especially your photos which I can click on and see close up. Each photo is wicked!
Thanks Andy , Angelus Lake sure is a special spot in NZ — was worth the effort for sure
Hi Bruce and Barb. Once again your photos are amazing. Love the colour in the water.
Thanks Jill – glad you enjoyed the pics , must be one of the most beautiful spots in NZ
Good choice choosing the drone over the outer tent…it was worth it for us to watch the amazing shots and video you got over Lake Angelus.
Thanks Ros 😘
Hope life in Perth is treating you well and the high summer temps must be just about over .