Mt Fishtail

Leader
Leader: 
Debbie Hogan
Trip
Date Start: 
Sat, 22.09.2018
Destination: 
Mt Fishtail
Status: 
Done
Private: 
No
Duration: 
2d
Description: 

Climb Mt Fishtail (1643m) in the Mt Richmond Forest Park near Blenheim.

On Saturday we will drive to Pine Valley Road off Northbank Road, then walk the steep track to Mt Fishtail Hut (5-6 hours walk). 

On Sunday will will walk an hour to the summit of Mt Fishtail where we will hopefully be rewarded with fantastic views (could also be done Saturday afternoon depending on the weather).  Then we will return down the same track to the carpark. 

Mt Fishtail Hut is only 4 bunks, with only a couple of good campsites near the hut.  We also cannot guarantee there won't be others at the hut before us.  Therefore this trip will be limited to 8 PEOPLE.  Tents MUST be carried, ideally we will organise for 2 person tents with everyone sharing to maximise space. 

Grading
Scale determination: 
Calculation
Distance: 
9km
Climb: 
1400m
Track: 
0.5
Overnight Pack: 
Overnight pack on hardest day.
Cost
Sealed: 
194 km
Unsealed: 
50 km