8 April 2007
Report and pics: Keith Ashton
We had a successful re-supply long weekend in conjunction with Mountain Backpackers.We had 9 members of our (MHC) re-supply team, making up a total team of 36 re-supply hikers. The final number of participants in the actual GT Team was 16 including 5 brave, cheerful & strong MHC members - Chantel Beattie, Elaine Bushell, Allison Gunning, Teresa Whitfield & Irene Wisdom (a new record for the club). Our re-supply team up Bannerman Pass was Keith Ashton (leader), Margaret Ashton, Craig Becker, Lyn Gissing, Yvonne Engelbrecht, Cecil Hackney, Brian Henwood, Mark Wisdom & Andrew Wisdom (Mark's Brother). I attach some photographs for the web site.
The Grand Traverse Team - MHC Ladies can be seen on second row from top Teresa & Chantel 2nd & 3rd from left with Allison & Elaine 5th & 6th from left - Irene is on the from row 1st right.
Four of our cheerful GT members, from the left Irene, Teresa, Allison & Chantel.
Allison at the top of Bannerman's Pass ready for the next 6 days (after already completing 7 days of the traverse.
Irene having a last cuddle from husband Mark before leaving the top of Bannerman's Pass for the next 6 days of the traverse.
Teresa looking as cheerful as ever before leaving the top of Bannerman's Pass for the final 6 days of the Grand Traverse.
The MHC re-supply team at the top of Bannerman Pass (Leader Keith is not in the photo as he took it).
The awesome descent down Bannerman's Pass by the MHC Re-supply Team in wet & misty conditions.