Marlborough High country and Valleys. Leatham & Molesworth area



Grade: Fit

Event Status: Programme

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From Friday 29 December 2023
To Tuesday 02 January 2024

Cost: $


Trip Leader:
Kath Ballantine

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Phone: 027 931 5689
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This trip brings us into typical Marlborough high country. A loop is made around the Leatham, Severn and Saxton valleys and back to the Leatham with 3 high passes. All huts have 6 bunks.

Access is via the Leatham Valley road off Wairau road.

Day 1. Bottom Gordons Hut 750M.  

Day 1 Drive to start (either to end of road (at Bottom Gordons Hut) or to Bob's stream where we would need to drive across the Leatham river) 4Hrs (5.5hrs if access to Bobs Creek only) Top Leatham Hut 980M Moderate climb. 

Day 2 Severn Hut 1100M. Steep climb to the Severn Saddle at 1580M and down a scree to Severn River. 6-7hrs

Day 3 Saxton hut. 1000M. Steep climb to a peak P1764 and down into Saxton river. 8-9Hrs

Day 4 Top Gordons Hut 1150M. 7-9hrs Moderate climb to Saxton Saddle 1420M  

Day  5 To Bottom Gordons Hut and out  4hrs

Map Series: BS25 Severn and BS26 Mount Muller.


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Spaces left for this event: 4
Registrations close 2023-12-23 00:00, Number Registered: 8 , Trip Capacity: 12, Waiting List Space: 0