Peter Laurenson

Peter is a keen tramper, climber and outdoor photographer. He has been an NZAC member since 2002 and is now Editor of Vertigo - the Wellington Section's monthly bulletin. In the past four years, he has also judged the Wellington Section NZAC photo competition. He is a regular contributor to Wilderness Magazine and publishes a calendar each year. The calendar can be ordered, and many of his trip reports and images can be viewed at

Climbing  Mt Armstrong, Aspiring National Park

For North Island townies like me, one of the biggest challenges in any climb in the Southern Alps is just getting there in time for a weather window. So a climb of Mount Armstrong (2,174m), a little over 700 metres above the highly accessible Brewster Hut (12 bunks), is a good option when time is the limiting factor.