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Marlborough High country and Valleys. Leatham & Molesworth area

Marlborough

 

Grade: Fit

Event Status: Completed

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From Friday 29 December 2023
To Tuesday 02 January 2024

Cost: $34

 

Trip Leader:
Kath Ballantine

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Phone: 027 931 5689
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Description

 

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.

DUE TO WEATHER, PLAN FOR ACCESSING THE LOOP WAS CHANGED 28/12 AND WE WILL NOW DRIVE TO THE MOLESWORTH TO ACCESS THE LOOP INSTEAD OF VIA THE LEATHAM RD New plan below

29th Dec Day 1. Drive to Molesworth and walk 1.5hrs to Saxton Hut from Acheron road at Saxton river

30th Dec Day 2 Top Gordons Hut 1150M. 7-9hrs Moderate climb to Saxton Saddle 1420M

31st Dec Day 3 - Top Leatham Hut via Bottom Gordons Hut

1st  Jan Day 4  - Severn Hut 1100M. Steep climb to the Severn Saddle at 1580M and down a scree to Severn River. 6-7hrs

2nd Jan Day 5 Saxton hut. and out to road. Steep climb to a peak P1764 and down into Saxton river. 8-9Hrs.

We will then drive to Cob Cottage campsite and stay the night there.  Back to Nelson Wednesday 3rd

Map Series: BS25 Severn and BS26 Mount Muller.

Registration

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Number Registered: 9 , Trip Capacity: 10, Waiting List Space: 0