Aorere Peak

Leader
Leader: 
Pat Holland
Trip
Date Start: 
Sat, 17.02.2018
Destination: 
Aorere Peak
Status: 
Done
Private: 
No
Duration: 
3d
Description: 

Excellent trip to the beautiful tops in the Cobb Valley area of Kahurangi National Park. Although fitness is required, it will be 'steady as she goes' and non-techncial. NOTE: there are some changes in route/camp site.

Day 1: Drive to road end at Trilobite Hut. Tramp up valley to Cobb Hut. Turn E and carry on along the track to Lake Cobb and then to Round Lake (1300m). Camp by lake.

Day 2. With day packs, head NE up onto ridge leading to Mt Gibbs (1645m) and continue ca 2.5 km N along ridge for the final scramble to Aorere Peak (1730m). Return to Round Lake, possibly via Xenicus Peak.

Day 3. De-camp and return back down valley to vehicles. Aim to be back in Nelson in time for NTC Club Night (Show & Tell).

Variations are possible depending on the weather.

 

Maps
Map Series Old: 
M26
Grading
Grade: 
F
Scale determination: 
Manual
Cost
Sealed: 
209 km
Unsealed: 
40 km