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. 
 
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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!
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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.