Saturday, 1 July 2023 at 11:00 AM to Tuesday, 4 July 2023 at 6:00 PM
Organiser: Kathleen Griffin
We are planning on taking over the huts in the Matukituki Valley
I know that everyone will be in Te Waipounamu (the South Island), getting up to a bunch of alpine mischief but I thought it could be sick as if all of us in the Otago area meet together in the Matukituki Valley for a few nights of chilly hangs ☃️
This is a relatively short trip, only 3/4 days in the middle of Midwinter, so I'm imagining there will be some other cool shennanigans either side of this as well (watch this space 👀)
Saturday 1 July
Meet in Queenstown in the morning ~10am?
Raspberry creek carpark > Aspiring Hut
possible side mission to Rob Roy Glacier
Sunday 2 July
Aspiring Hut > French Ridge Hut
Monday 3 July
French Ridge Hut > Liverpool Hut (conditions pending, as it can be pretty exposed. If it's unideal then we can continue on to Aspiring Hut)
Tuesday 4 July
Liverpool Hut > Raspberry creek carpark > home (or your next adventure)
Aspiring Hut $25
French Ridge Hut $40
Liverpool Hut $20 (OR one green + one blue ticket OR annual backcoutry hut pass)
Total Hut cost: $85 (or $65 if you have a backcountry hut pass)
Petrol from Queenstown $25 ish?
You will have to make your own way to Queesntown. I have space in my car for some that fly in, & Lilly may be driving down from Welly 🏎️
You must have done a Snowcraft or similar AIC/experience to come on this trip
This trip is also not first in first served
You will need appropriate alpine equipment (waterproof pants, jacket gloves, 3/4 shank boots, warm stuff) You can borrow ice axe, crampons & helmet from the club
Difficulty is Easy/Medium but adequate experience & fitness is required as we are in alpine conditions
A little drizzle won't be stopping this trip, but if the weather is too terrible we can make a new plan, there's heaps of cool huts in central Otago!
Currently capped at 10 people (assuming we have 2 cars in queenstown) but this could go up if we get more cars down here - although we may have to get creative in Liverpool Hut as it's only 10 bunks ;)
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