Mt Fell and the Pelorus Valley blog | Easter 2016
Easter is the last long weekend for a while and it kinda marks the end of summer.
All too soon daylight savings ends and it seems, well, not summer. Better make the most of those few days off.
One of the joys of Nelson is the proximity of three national parks: Abel Tasman, Kahurangi and Nelson Lakes.
But there’s also the Mount Richmond Forest Park which is within easy walking distance from town.
Mount Fell might only be 1602 m but it has its moments.
Here is my story . . .
In the end I set off with a few possibilities and no real conviction as to the actual route.
Nothing like sitting around drinking coffee for the morning, chatting away with K.
North Peak, Point 1496, is still a thrill, first the steep climb through the mountain beech forest then out in the fresh air on The Chain, trying not to concentrate on the long way down, although there is little chance of falling.
Man, after yesterday’s 2000+ m climbing there wasn’t much spring in my step.
The top of Point 1496 and Mount Fell both look ridiculously gnarly. I can’t believe I was up there just 24 hours ago.