Sunday, 10 February 2008

Mt Aspiring National Park - Rob Roy Glacier

I suspect the Scots might have named this glacier... After about 30km of rally driving through fords and suchlike on gravel roads we got to the head of a river valley. It was a steep hike up for about one and a half hours, but once up to the top of the valley we had magnificent views of the Rob Roy Glacier. Reminded us all of the French Glacier in Patagonia in that it just seemed to be stuck onto the side of the mountain. Very impressive. Lots a Keas wondering around too ( Keas are big fat mountain parrots with huge curved beaks, that like stealing food from tourists - gits) . We're now starting to feel a bit more 'match fit' after the beer and lard excesses of Australia.