Uncle Roddus Tramping diary:Tramp No. 26
Mt Storm 27th September 2003
A Christchurch Tramping Club trip from the Lees Valley, we Left from Snowdale Homestead and headed up the ridge just to the north. A party of 10 ascended the ridge direct to Mt Storm in blustery North west conditions.Half the party took about an hour and a half to reach the top, where lunch was taken, waiting for the rest of the group, who had lunch further down. Wind protection apparatus was donned for the travel along the tops as the wind was very strong up there and some smaller people had to hold on to each other to stop being blown off the ridge. I am uncertain now where we actually dropped off the tops, but my diary mentions that some of the party got ahead and dropped off at the wrong point and the rest followed. After negotiating some bluffs we finally arrived at the car which we had left at Mt Pember Station. A trip through open scrub and tops with great views of the valley, partly spoiled by the strong winds.
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