This is not a trip report as such (maybe I'll get around to that), but I will post a link to a heap of photos below of a recent trip in mid december last year for anyone who is interested. (taken mostly by my mate so please do not publish without consent).
The hike was hard, the weather mostly horrendous, requiring a day and half "chilling" in a rock bivvy and several other hurdles, but the experience and memories will not be forgotten! Sorry I missed the posts by "busy nick" in the NZ section asking about the route a little while ago, seems too late now to reply, but I'll be interested to know how he got on!
Lukehttps://drive.google.com/open?id=0B0wex ... Et5NHZWckk