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Cascade Saddle and Rees Track, Mt Aspiring NP


Grade: Fit

Event Status: Programme

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From Tuesday 04 January 2022
To Sunday 09 January 2022

Cost: $0

Trip Leader:
Astrid Brauksiepe

Astrid Brauksiepe

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Phone: 021 252 0877, 03 927 6203
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Details TBA, we can finalise it  together, with whoever is interested. I'm happy to offer a ride from CHCH and back.

I'd like to explore the area between Matukituki Valley and the Rees. A rough plan could be:

4th Jan: meet in Wanaka, drive/shuttle to Raspberry Crk, easy walk to Rob Roy Glacier, then into Aspiring Hut ($40!), 5hrs total walk.

5th day visit to either French Rdige (hard) or Liverpool Hut (fit), and stay again at Aspiring Hut. 8-10 hrs. Hut fee $40

6th Cascase Saddle route to Dart Hut, 8-10 hrs, hard! Good weather only tramp!

7th morning rest or walk towards Whitbourne Glacier, then half day walk to Shelter Rock Hut, 4 hrs

8th walk out to Glenorchy, walk 6hrs plus shuttle bus to Glenorchy, stay there for a night, coz it's so lovely

9th from Glenorchy shuttle back to Wanaka (unless we did a car shuffle before, on the 4th).

Obviously, the trip could by shortened, by dropping French Ridge or Liverpool Huts, for people with less time.

It's also an option to take tents and camp at Cascade Creek, half way between Aspiring and Dart Huts. Then it could be walked (without any huts bookings) in 4 days from Wanaka/Raspberry Creek Carpark, staying at 1) Cascade Creek Camp, 2) Dart Hut, 3) Shelter Rock Hut, 4) Glenorchy. This option is more flexible, as it allows grabbing a good weather window (while waiting in Wanaka?) by skipping the only hut that requires booking, Aspiring Hut.


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