Peter Laurenson

Peter is a keen tramper, climber and outdoor photographer. He has been an NZAC member since 2002 and is an active member of the Wellington Section Committee, editing their monthly bulletin Vertigo, organising section nights and judging photo comps. Since Jan 2019 he took on the role of editor for FMC’s Backcountry. He is also a regular contributor to Wilderness Magazine and runs www.occasionalclimber.co.nz, featuring many of his alpine and travel images.

Climbing  Mt Armstrong, Aspiring National Park

For North Island townies like me, one of the biggest challenges in any climb in the Southern Alps is just getting there in time for a weather window. So a climb of Mount Armstrong (2,174m), a little over 700 metres above the highly accessible Brewster Hut (12 bunks), is a good option when time is the limiting factor.

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