October 2017, Day 2 of the Kepler Track. Leaving Luxmore Hut stuck terror in my heart, I had seen these stairs in photos but I experienced them for myself. There are no handrails, it is as steep as the painting looks. The stairs run across a ridge line so there is no safe place if you fell. DON’T FALL! In the far distance I could see what I thought was near the end, that is what drove me forward. The hope of safety.
This is what bravery looks like. Bravery and stupidity hold hands at the best of times!
Vast tussock-covered ridgelines and spectacular alpine vistas contrast with peaceful lakeside and valley beech forest in this wilderness adventure.