The top of the South Island contains a spectacular variety of mountains, stretching from the majestic Kaikoura Ranges in the east, to the scenic gems of Nelson Lakes, the Spenser Mountains, and Kahurangi National Park in the west.
In winter, many snow-clad peaks above 2000 metres in altitude make satisfying ascents, and the summer climber will find enjoyable routes on alpine rock. An extensive network of tracks and huts makes this one of New Zealand?s most popular tramping areas and permits easy access to the mountains. Most of the climbs can be achieved in a weekend.
Whether it?s a technical ascent or an easier day trip that takes your fancy, you?ll find guidance, inspiration and diversity in this book. Clear descriptions and numerous photos and photo-topos for the major routes make choosing and planning a climb simple. This guidebook is the essential companion for anyone seeking to climb or explore the mountains of the greater Nelson/Marlborough region. 112 pages.
by Ben Winnubst
1st Edition Nov 2006
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