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2 days ago

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Ran 3 times across the Routeburn in 9 days. Had very hot humid weather, then freezing cold rain with ice crystals (hard rain) and the third day was a lovely day for a run.
Be prepared 🙂
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I am so in awe of you guys that do this.. I walked it ( way out of my comfort zone )... was the hardest and best thing I’ve ever done! Fabulous service that you offer and would highly recommend you guys to anyone!

3 weeks ago

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Track closed 20th, 21st November Due to too much snow. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Usually people turn around. If there is space for another night, some people stay another night.

How do they deal with this if the huts are fully booked? Do you have to turn around and leave or do they try to squash everyone in somehow?

So pleased we got through on monday. Thanks Mike for the local weather knowledge and car transfer.

4 weeks ago

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Milford road 19/11/18 drive safe!!Image attachment

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2 months ago

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Russ Wilson

2 months ago

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Harris bluff track condition 5th October ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Can I print out some of your photos Mike?

Sweet, When you open for transfers? I got a my eye on a wee mountain mission for spring conditions

Robert Ward

Looks all good to go by the time it opens!

3 months ago

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Plenty of snow above the track ready to come down. ... See MoreSee Less

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Winter on the Routeburn.

We went to have a look at the Harris Saddle, on the 22nd June 2017. From Falls Hut, we followed tracks in the snow for about 1km. From there, we made our own for the next 2km. Very hard going, but the views were worth it. The bluffs near the Harris Saddle were covered with snow. It would have been extremely hard to get to MacKenzie hut. The avalanche risk looked high and definitely not worth the risk. A great day out and back.