The Wilkin river deserves respect. So we chose to cross it in a place where it’s split out into three. The first channel was deepish but a fairly good one to cross. You could feel the force but it was manageable. Bloomin’ nippy though! ;)
But the real challenge was the main channel..
Haha! A fine few days in and just as i was getting giddy with the gallabant going great…we found ourselves in deep water. Er, deep glacial water! Actualy, this was a refreshing treat for the toes after clambering continuously down into the scorching valley – and a lot easier to cross than it looks. (He says now from the comfort of an en-suite & satelite-tv laden guest house on the glittering coast of Lake Wanaka, with boots still drying-out a week later!!)