Pilot Mountain

By Geoff Hardy

Posted on 8/12/2018 6:50 PM

We didn’t have ideal conditions for our trip up Pilot Mountain. We sheltered under a tree for 50 minutes while a thunder storm passed. We were blasted with snow and rain on the way to the summit. The summit was socked in the clouds so there were no views. Mount Brett was buried in dark clouds so we decided to postpone that peak for another day.

Despite all this, Pilot was one of my favourite scrambles. The 5km bike approach is reasonably straightforward and saves a lot of time – you barely need to pedal on the way out. The scrambling sections at the top were a whole lot of fun.

Descending behind the flake:

Our route:

Mosquito Mountain

By Geoff Hardy

Posted on 8/6/2018 8:48 PM

Mosquito Mountain was unusual in that the descent route was more interesting than the ascent. The route up a a reasonably straightforward easy scramble, with fantastic scenery of course. On the way down, I took Nugara’s suggestion to descend the south ridge to a turquoise lake. This ridge had the only real scrambling on the whole route and the lake was one of the coolest alpine lakes I have seen.

From the summit:

The descent ridge:

I can’t get enough of this lake:

The route went clockwise: