Meeting in the Sea
Mount Fox is a mountain that I wanted to climb in July 2016, but not proceed due to a bad weather condition. So this place has set to be one of my priority goals during my December 2016 New Zealand mountain trip.
After stayed several days in Mount Cook area, I drove to west coast for climbing Mount Fox, although there was only about one day weather window for this action.
With a height of 1645 m, Mount Fox is not a technical mountain from a climb perspective. But its steepness and easy to get lost in a foggy situation makes this journey still challenging, especially when one wants to carry all camping and photography gears to the mountain.
There was a ideal spot for camping in this mountain, somewhere around 1240 m high near the summit - not exposed and easy to access water from tarns.
I started my climb before 10:00am on 8 December 2016. Since the day before had had heavy rain falls, the track was full of mad, wet and slippery. With a full back of camping and photography gears on, it took me 5 hours to reach the destination.
I found this composition showing the two major tributaries from the mountain flowing into the sea. The sunset light beautifully irradiated the mountain ridge and plain below, given a great sense of depth of this scenery.