Nigel and Sandra altered their planned McGregor Biv trip - due to strong NW winds predicted on the Sunday return journey. Instead they went to Atiwhakatu Hut (as we had booked) on the Friday night and then continued around the Jumbo - Powell loop on the Saturday.
We met a group of 9 Scouts who had intended to go to McGregor Biv for the Saturday night (the biv only sleeps 2!). They had changed their plan due to weather also.
Nigel and Sandra chatted to some loop traveller's at Jumbo hut for morning tea on Saturday, had lunch at East Holdsworth and a further brew at Powell Hut. With such lovely weather, there were plenty of others on the hill.
A great alternative to the Biv