When Katherine, Penzy, and Lydia set off for a girl’s only traverse of the Olivine Range, little did they know it would take 15 days and a helicopter transport.
The seed was planted for this trip a couple of years ago, when my sister and I were was told that there was a glacier in the Olivine Ranges named after our late grandfather, John Findlay.
In the rainy summer of 2016/2017, Allan Brent, Lydia McLean, Alexis Belton and Mark Leslie set out on an epic mission to traverse Te Waipounamu. Here is a taste of their journey, with captions by Alan Brent. The Te Waipounamu traverse was supported by an FMC Expedition Scholarship