Dec/Jan 2003 Mt Aspiring NP ACTC

 

Jet boated from Makarora up the Wilkin to Kerin Forks Hut. Walked from there to Top Forks hut with a side trip up to Lake Castilia. Climbed up Wilkin river south branch to Waterfall face where we lunch checking out the route up the very steep face at the head of the valley. Watched as a Solo tramper fell 60m off cliff face. We administered emergency first aid and organised evacuation by helicopter. Decision was made not to climb over pass and we returned to Kerin Forks and explored the Siberia Valley with day trips to the top of the Gillespie Pass and Lake Crucible. Returned to Kerin Forks and got the jet boat back to Makarora.

 

Trip Route