Carl and I went up Mt Lady Mac so that Carl could try scrambling on real rock.


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It's hard to really tell here but there is a massive amount of smoke in our area this week.
I tried to catch the sun over the smoke layer, but it just looks weird.


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At the heli pad mid-way up the hike (about two hours from the car), there is a temporary weather station.


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There's a helipad on the hike that was put in there as a plan for an eventual tea-house. Thankfully, this hasn't
happened yet.


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Carl starting on the scree portion of this hike.


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From the top of Knife-Edge Ridge, you can see the top of Mt Lady Macdonald. It's a full scramble from this point.


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Carl's making his way to the top of Knife-Edge Ridge.


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This ridge is more than just hiking.


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You can see the summit register at the top of this photo. You can't quite see the 1000 foot drop on the right
or the ~800 foot drop on the left.


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This shows a bit better the drop from the ridge.


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I'd call this a bit more than 'au cheval' as Carl wanted to make sure he didn't leave the rock.


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Carl taking a breather after passing the crux of the scramble.


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Carl on the summit of Mt Lady Macdonald.


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This is me on a ridge walk from Knife-Edge to Mt Lady Mac.


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I'm riding the 'au cheval'.


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Me on the summit block of Mt Lady Macdonald. The guys who wrote in the summit register just before us
had to catch a flight later that day.