> I take it you are a very experienced ice climber/router to be
> considering the Ball Pass? Are taking your own ice pick, crampons
> etc and lugging them with you?
> Are you anticipating doing this route [and that is all it is!] alone -
> if so please DON'T. It's not an easy 'track' as one may imagine!
> Unfortunately far too many people decide to get on treks, walks etc in
> the South Island's mountain regions with fatal results because they
> under-estimate what they are undertaking.
Yes. I have expirience in ice climbing. I climb every winter in high
mountains in Poland (Tatra Mountains) - I live near the area. I belive
I can well prepare for treking. Of course I don't know Mt Cook area and
take guided tour http://www.alpinerecreation.co.nz/ballpass.html
> >> Next would be 3-5 days trekking in Fiordland. Which track do you think is most
> >>interesting in Fiordland ? Is the popular Milford Track overrun with
> >>tourist in January ?
> >>Is it possible to travel by night. It would be some saving of time and
> >>money. I didn't found any night coach services.
I've realized that now it is impossible to book Milford Track for
January (book out till March)
Is it possible to pass Milford Track in one day very demanding trek
without booking ? Or trekking a few hours in one direction and return
to the entry point ?
Probably I will choose Routeburn track.