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The Southern Alps of New Zealand

Thought for the day..”Success is when preparation meets opportunity”

“The trouble with not having a goal is that you can spend your entire life running up and down the field and never score”

Two photos from yesterday, taken on a flight around the Southern Alps on the South Island of New Zealand.   Unusually there was absolutely no wind over the mountains, meaning absolutely no turbulence, so I was able to fly closer to the mountains than normal.    The photos are screenshots from the video camera (the video will go up on Youtube later), and show Mt. Aspiring (3033m high) in the Mt. Aspiring National Park.  In the first photo, on the horizon left of the wing, you can see New Zealand’s highest mountain, Mt. Cook, which is now 3724m high.   To the right of Mt. Aspiring is the large Bonar Glacier.   Unfortunately there is a movement in New Zealand to rename many of the places and mountains with minority names, however the official names of the mountains are still Mt. Aspiring and also Mt. Cook.   So here is Mt. Aspiring below the wingtip….

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and another photo, again a screenshot from the video camera..The normal climbing route is up the long snow covered face (about 60 degrees) on the left, then along the ridge to the summit at 3033m.

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Photo of the Day Sunday 26th May 2013 – Not the Quality Spa Resort Hotel, Norefjell.

Thought for the day..” Tomorrow’s success depends on today’s effort”.   ”  Patience is something that you admire in the driver behind you, but not in the one in front of you”                                                      ” The best way to destroy an enemy is to make them a friend”

Nice story in the news about the 80 year old Japanese man who has just completed his THIRD summit of Mt. Everest (8848m).   As if this was not enough, he is already planning his NEXT summit attempt.   The name Everest came from George Everest, who was the Surveyor General in India in the 19th Century.  Mt. Everest is still growing, by between 3 and 6mm a year, and is also moving by about 5 cm a year.   The temperature at the summit can fall to -60 degrees C.  It was first summited by New Zealander Edmund Hillary, although the biggest ever climbing group was  a group of 410 Chinese in 1975.  The most people to summit on the same day was 40 on 10th May 1993.   Over 150 bodies of dead climbers are on the peak.

Another portrait photo today, and one from the archives, taken a long time ago although it still looks fresh.   Shows an African girl in a bus station market.

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