Five members and 2 visitors set forth up the Pinchgut in cool and partly cloudy conditions with a light breeze; just perfect! After recharging at Relax Shelter, we continued along Robert Ridge to above the ski lodges, crossing a few small snow patches, and met up with Debbie and her party who had stayed overnight at Robert Lodge. 
We then reversed the ridge and turned off down Paddy’s Track, for lunch at Bushline Hut. I never tire of the views on this trip (when not in a whiteout!), especially the view just after descending a few meters from the hut, when Lake Rotoiti appears over the brink!
Continuing down Paddy’s Track, we were back at the car park in good time for a coffee in the village.
Participants: Brian (leader and scribe), Graeme, Kath, David, Beth; and visitors CC and Casey.