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A climber in the Huxley Valley, 2001 (2nd of 3)

A climber in the Huxley Valley, 2001

Deep in the heart of the Southern Alps are range upon range of mountains that offer countless climbing options for alpinists. After heavy snowfalls such as this one, which has reached the valley floor, the higher slopes can be very unstable. Snow avalanches can rush down through gullies, sometimes reaching valley floors.

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Carl Walrond, 'Natural environment - The bush and its plants', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 April 2024)

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