On Friday my partner and I did the Tongario crossing for the first time. We had great clear weather though it got very cold at times, almost unlimited visibility, and being a Friday the crowds weren’t too bad. We had a great walk, but we were definitely a bit sore the next day!
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Here are a few of our photos, all taken with a borrowed Canon G11 – no way was I carrying one of my big heavy cameras up a mountain!
The guides we read to the crossing were incredibly helpful. The key things include being prepared for biting cold, wet weather, and wind even in the middle of summer, and taking enough food, snacks, and 2-3L of drinks per person.
We’ll definitely do it again, probably when the weather’s a bit warmer though!