As I didn't want to overstretch things, I only walked as far as the South Crater with them, then let them go on ahead while I waited out of the wind for them to return. It was very peaceful sitting behind a boulder in a crater and listening to the sounds of nature.
|Weevil and the Weevilettes at Red Crater|
|Mount Ngauruhoe (also known as Mount Doom, apparently)|
I took the following photo for Him Outdoors, as this was was the route we first attempted. Guess what the weather was like...