An attempted summit of Mt Arthur, a local 1975m mountain in Kahurangi National park on New Years Day 2024. This Waimea Tramping Club trip encountered a cold south westerly wind above the bushline and cloud covering the peaks. After making it to the Ellis Hut track intersection and completing a short side trip east along the Ellis Hut route the cloud descended and the views disappeared. The decision was made to retreat and obtain some good summit pics on another day.