McFetrick Pk

(1 route)

Probably named after Alex and Hughie McFetterich, who farmed Tartare Flat. Sometimes traversed en route to or from the head of the Callery River. Frank Pearson, Alan Gill, and Gordon Howitt used this route to exit the Callery via the Gunn River and Price Range at Easter 1964.

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North West Ridge 1
From about the 1300-metre contour in the upper Gunn River, head north-west up moraine, then scree and snow slopes, to the crest of the range. Easy travel along the range leads to the summit. To continue to the Callery, follow the range south over normally easy schrunds to Tartare Saddle. A steep spur at I35 912509 / BX16 812 893 can be used to descend to the valley, where the Callery River is normally easily crossed below the lake. Traversing around the lake is really only practical on the true left.
Yvonne Cook and Geoff Spearpoint, in association with the Canterbury Mountaineering Club


January 2022. A large rockslide in the upper Gunn River has affected this route - it may no longer be feasible.