Pikihatiti or Port Pegasus, with its 5 metres of rain per year, is near the southern tip of Rakiura. I said I’d give it a go to walk up the 230 metre granite Bald Cone (47°S). The ‘track’ was 95% deep sucking mud. Amazing views though! I stopped 2/3 up, exhausted.

View of Bald Cone from inside the Milford Wanderer. After 10 minutes mud climb we could stop to take off our life jackets. Walking pole, climber leaning against a rock. Granite outcrop. View across sea to other parts of the island. Hills bush clad right down to the sea. Rock outcrop that resembles a face in profile. View down the hill to the sea, the Milford Wanderer and bush clad hills.