Private Member Event
Routeburn Falls and beyond
Friday, September 13 2019 — Sunday, September 15 2019
|Start date:||Friday, September 13 2019|
|End Date:||Sunday, September 15 2019|
|Registration cut-off||Friday, September 13 2019 9:00 PM|
|Cost||Routeburn Falls is a DOC hut so you'll need to buy a hut ticket. They're about $10, because it's off-season for the Routeburn. Ideally buy beforehand, or we can stop at DOC en route through Queenstown. We'll split petrol costs - can sort out costs for that on the trip.|
|Who's invited||Members and guests|
|Attendee screening||Registration is first come, first served|
|Maximum number of participants||12|
|Total number registered||3|
|Who's registered||You must be logged in to view participant list|
DescriptionAnyone is welcome. This is a very relaxed non-desperate weekend away on the Routeburn in winter, which if we're lucky enough to have lots of snow and sunshine is just beautiful. Usually just a few or no other people up there - unlike summer!
Getting ThereSee above. I'm taking my van up on Friday to Bannockburn; hope to leave about lunchtime. Can take up to four more people. But not coming back to Dunedin until the Monday.
What to ExpectLong range YR forecast says snow and there's already been quite a lot up there. Shouldn't be any problem getting to the Falls hut - we're in the trees pretty much all the way. Only problem might be getting past Glenorchy and up to the Routeburn carpark - just can't tell yet. If anyone coming has a 4WD, that might be useful.
GearDefinitely storm gear, to be safe. So snow gaiters, overtrou, dark glasses, good waterproof parka, lot of warm stuff, woolly hats/balaclavas, gloves, etc. I've got one reliable gas burner; if you have another good stove then put it in. We can all rationalise gear at Bannockburn on Friday evening.
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