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Five Passes - Arthurs Pass N.P.

Arthurs Pass National Park

Grade: Fit 3.9

Event Status: Programme

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From Saturday 06 March 2021
To Sunday 14 March 2021

Cost: $0

Trip Leader:
Peter Waworis

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Phone: 021 798 106
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A variation of classic three passes route. Starting on the braided Waimakariri river and climbing Harman, Whiting and Browning passes and then heading north over Popes pass and Hunts ridge ending back on the main road west of Otira.

We have allocated a window of 9 days to give us some wiggle room with the weather and given ourselves two days of travel time.

This trip group size is limited to eight participants and requires a high level of fitness and experience.

Check out route and some pics here.

Route Details

  • Day One - Klondyke Corner to Carrington Hut or possibly up to Ariels tarns: 4-5hrs, 14.7km
  • Day Two - Carrington Hut to Park Morpeth Hut: 9 hrs, 11.7km, +1100m
  • Day Three - Park Morpeth Hut to Julia Hut: 9-11hrs, 12.5km, +950m
  • Day Four - Julia Hut to Hunts Creek Hut: 8hrs, 9.3km, +1200m
  • Day Five - Hunts Creek Hut to Otira: 3-4hrs, 11.6km
Map Series: BV19, BV20


It is IMPORTANT that "You contact the Trip Leader before registering" for a trip. Especially if you are new to the club or a non-club member (Visitor). The Leader will need to be confident that you have the experience, fitness and the correct gear to complete the trip successfully. :-)
CLUB MEMBERS must LOGIN HERE to register so that your details auto-populate the registration fields. You can edit these auto-populated fields but they aren't saved for later use. To permanently change them, edit them HERE.
VISITORS can register using their email address which will be used to send you trip registration confirmation details and the ability to cancel the trip registration.
This event is fully booked
No remaining spaces, Number Registered: 7 , Trip Capacity: 7