UPPER WAIMAKARIRI, Ski Touring.

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Map K33
Waimakariri Falls Hut (6 bunks, Canterbury Mountaineering Club) is in a spectacular basin, but this is an avalanche-prone place, and a long walk in. Consult Arthur’s Pass DoC staff about avalanche danger and Waimakariri river levels before setting off.
There is possibility for an adventurous trip on some nice ski terrain through Campbell Pass, accessed via the upper Waimakariri. At the head of Gorgy Creek there is a tarn near point 1556 where a spectacular camp might be made. By climbing to the head of the basin, one may sidle through the upper Hunt’s Creek underneath the west ridge of Mt Armstrong. After climbing through a col between Mt Armstrong and Anderson Peak, Lake Florence may be reached on skis. Ski mountaineers could continue to traverse the Barron Range over Mt Barron and descend to Otira.

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Attribution: 
James Broadbent
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