Otago Section of the New Zealand Alpine Club

Section Event

Mt Liverpool

Saturday, February 3 2024 — Tuesday, February 6 2024

The Basics
Event type: Mountaineering
Start date: Saturday, February 3 2024
End Date: Tuesday, February 6 2024
Registration cut-off Friday, January 26 2024 7:00 PM
Trip organizers
John Goulstone [Otago]
Cost contribution to fuel and own food etc.
Participant Information
Who's invited Members and guests
Attendee screening Attendees are pre-screened
Maximum number of participants 15
Total number registered 11
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This this is to climb Mt Liverpool via Cascade Saddle.
We will drive to road end on Saturday morning and then walk into Cascade Saddle on the Saturday and camp by cascade stream where there is a toilet or possibly further on to lessen the kea issue. Climb Liverpool on Sunday or Monday if weather not so good and then walk out on Monday or Tuesday. Waitangi Day is Tuesday - could also do a a weekend trip for those that need to work on Monday - climbing on Sunday and walking out the same day. May need to rope up for crevasse travel.
You could go a far as Plunket Dome without roping up for crevasse travel.

As for all trips in the mountains we are at the mercy of the weather.  This trip is weather dependent and a decision will be made on Thursday 1 February as to whether it is going ahead. 

You will need to be competent travelling on snow using ice axe and crampons.  Know how to rope up for crevasse travel unless you only go as far as Plunket Dome.

Getting There

We will car share. You will be expected to contribute to drivers fuel cost 

What to Expect

A lot of uphill. Good fitness required. If the weather is good the views will be fantastic.

Possible Hazards

Steep exposed slopes. Possible crevasses. 


Crampons, helmet, ice axe , harness.  Will need some ropes and snow anchors.


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