Monday, November 18, 2013

A Moody Day In The Darrans

A small avalanche rumbled across the valley as I picked my way down the increasingly slippery slabs above Black lake. Just 500 vertical metres below, the huge granite walls capped by snow and ice, give way to the calm of the valley. I had been 'weather-blocked' - again. Which is fine. Barrier Knob will there next week, or the week after, or whenever a weather window opens long enough to 'let me in'. I'm learning to appreciate there is no such thing as bad weather, just weather. If you want to ramble amongst a range that receives an average of seven metres of rainfall per year (seriously), this kind of attitude is a prerequisite. 

The Mt Cook Lillys are in full bloom

There was a brief glimpse of blue sky 

But the clouds soon closed in

Black lake is still partly frozen and filled with dirty avalanche debris


  1. Nice Trev!. Love the composition and lighting in these photos.

  2. Thanks Philip! I was surprised how well some of the shots from this day turned out

  3. The words are just as good as your photos!