Ah, Mount Stokes! When I first visited the Marlborough Sounds, at the northern tip of New Zealand's beautiful South Island, cloud, mist and drizzle prevented me from climbing to the highest summit. Well, I guess I could have climbed, but without the promise of a view at the top, what would have been the point? 4 years later, I was back, and this time the weather gods obligingly provided sunny blue skies revealing a great view towards Endeavour Inlet in Queen Charlotte Sound. It was windy as hell though!