So much for bigclimb being a pretentious metaphor for adventure, we’ve done some real climbing…
Mount Te Aroha – 952m (Yes that IS a Munro). Completed from base to the mast that you can see at the top in 4 hours. Not bad for what we thought was going to be a short stroll!
Although going up was hellish, we did finally make it to the top (where there may have been a brief nod to ‘Man of the Mountain’…[censored])
Luckily, we were staying at a cosy wee YHA at the bottom, complete with no other guests (!) and it’s own collection of vinyls.
From the soundtrack to the movie Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, by Peter Frampton and the Bee Gees.