I found it hard work climbing the PINNACLES
The plan is now to climb Te Aroha (The Mountain of Love) once a week for 52 weeks and hopefully on my next climb to the Pinnacles I will be able to remain "Cool and dignified" as Billy Connolly suggests. This time I had to surrender my Pack to Hanna, Hamish's girlfriend and stop every 50 Paces.
I did, however, carry my pack down so should give myself some credit. There was a crowd there and The School party were certainly in high Spirits but they settled well at bed time and we were the last to retire.