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Monday, April 12, 2004

Mt Binser - 12 April 2004

Uncle Roddus Tramping diary:Tramp No. 44
Mt Binser - 12th April 2004

The last time I tried this trip, one of the cars broke down and so we were late getting started and we ran out of time to get to the summit. My friend Bryce and myself decided to tackle this hill on this fine day and there was a bit of snow awaiting us on the tops. Got started about 10:15AM and headed up the track to the Binser Saddle.
From the saddle we headed south for a short easy bush bash before the nice steep climb up to point 1753, where we enjoyed lunch. The snow was soft, so didn't need crampons, but the wind was cold, so we had to rug up. Carried on along the sharp ridge in the snow to the next point to the South-east, then a bit of a dip before cresting Binser itself at 1860M. The views were magnificent. Made the summit around 3:00PM. From the summit, we dropped directly down the spur from the top heading west and dropping straight down to the road and then a tiring 4KM slog back to the car along the road. A day of  just over 1300M height gain and about 16KM.

One of the Views

Just a nice touch of snow.

More of the views.

Still climbing.

Bryce on the Tops.

A nice day.

Did I mention we had some nice views.

Bryce in the snow

The route along the tops

"You go get car, I'll just wait here"

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