Place info

Mt Weld

(1 route)

Named for Frederick Weld, who in March 1855, with Alphonse Clifford, climbed onto a high point on Turk Ridge and spotted Tarndale, which led to the upper Clarence and opened up the important droving route to Canterbury.

  • 2114m

    Altitude

Type: 
Mountain
Altitude: 
2114m

Named for Frederick Weld, who in March 1855, with Alphonse Clifford, climbed onto a high point on Turk Ridge and spotted Tarndale, which led to the upper Clarence and opened up the important droving route to Canterbury.

NZMS260: 
N30 980 010
Topo50: 
BS25 880 393
Reference Name Grade Quality Length Comments Actions
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2
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  From the Hydro Rd. Follow a 4WD track to power pylons on the end of the spur. Pleasant ridge scrambling leads to a difficult notch at about 1950m. Turn it by descending steep slopes on the east, crossing a gully and climbing up the final easy slopes to the summit. There are easy descent routes via scree and tussock into streams on either side of the ridge.
Attribution: 
Ben Winnubst
This place appears in: 
Kaikoura – Kahurangi: a guide for climbers
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