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13 September 2014 at 11:29pm
This walk requires good fitness and the ability to carry a pack loaded with food for 7-9 days. We will be using huts most nights, but plan to camp for a couple of nights. We will use a fly and bivvy bags for this (unless you want to carry a tent). We will carry one emergency tent.
There are $89 flights leaving at 7:05 am on Saturday 14 Feb, arriving at 8:30 am in Nelson. We then take Nelson Lakes Shuttles to Lewis Pass ($110 per person, but cheaper if there are more than 4 of us). Something is on in Christchurch, and flights are expensive.
1 Sat 14 Feb, Flight at 7:05, arrive 8:30, shuttle to Lewis pass (220 km, 2 hours 40 min) arrive 11:30.
Walk Lewis Pass to Ada Pass Hut (12 Km, 4 hours).
2 Sun 15 Feb, Ada Pass Hut via Three Tarns pass and beautiful tops to Bobs Hut (15 km, 7-9 hours)
3 Mon 16 Feb, Bobs Hut to East Matakitaki Hut (8km, 3 hours) - an easy day
4 Tues 17 Feb, East Matakitaki Hut through the grand Spenser Mountains via Upper D'urville Pass, then Thompson Pass to Lake Thompson (13 km, 7-8 hours). Camp for the night.
5 Wed 18 Feb, Lake Thompson up steep rock to Waiau Pass and then fantastic hard country via Lake Constance via Blue Lake to Blue Lake Hut (10 km, 6-7 hours).
6 Thurs 19 Feb, Blue Lake Hut via Beech forest, and S. Island Robbins to West Sabine Hut(7 Km, 3-4 hours)
7 Fri 20 Feb, West Sabine Hut, walk then via Boat down Lake Rotoroa (14km, 5-6 hours). Shuttle back to Nelson.
Spare days: 2 Sat, Sun. There are 2 rest/storm days in there somewhere. There is an $89 flight out at 6:30 pm.
Views will be magnificent, and the country is grand.
21 September 2014 at 11:15am
Done this trip both ways, St Arnaud to Lewis via Waiau Pass, then Lewis to St Arnaud via Davids Pass. Still like to do Thompson & Moss Passes sometime in the future.
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