Johnny McCormack and I decided a true weekend warrior mission to Mt Ruapehu was long overdue. Our goal was to hike into step terrain that is only accessible using crampons and an ice axe. To find some distinctly Kiwi terrain to photograph. We hiked into the side bowl of Whakapapa and found some amazing terrain. Keep an eye out in the New Zealand Snowboard mags this winter for more shots from the day.