Missioning 2:15:00  13.0 km (10:23 / km) +1240m 7:02 / km
Up in the 'naki for a job interview. Declined their offer of flying me up and instead drove up - gave me two nights with my brother and his family, and an afternoon on Mt Taranaki :)
Headed up Fanthom's peak. The cloud cleared while I was in my interview, so was clear skies and a stunning afternoon for it. Not much running on the way up, boy it gets steep above the bushline! Was literally 2 steps forward for 1 slide back on the scree. Tough work. Had a couple of patches of snow to negotiate just before the peak, but could climb around them rather than having to risk the crossing. Windy as at Syme hut, so was welcome for the shelter. Took in the surroundings and had a bite to eat before having real fun sliding back down the scree slope.
Did a loop of the nature walks at the bottom, partly to get some actual running in, partly to see the waterfalls, and partly cos I didn't want to get back in the car just yet.
Interview went well enough, and living in Taranaki would be alright. I mean. It has a nice mtn ;)