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Routeburn Track Questions & Answers

Hi guys I am looking to do this hike as well as a few others this upcoming june/july would you recommend it? We have quite good hiking gear - just saw that the avalanche warnings are in place for those months - has anybody any experiences to share/opinions? Many thanks

10 months ago Answer

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Sydney, Australia
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Sorry, I did not receive this notice earlier in my email. just noticed while I logged in TA. Had you been already? If not, then I wold recommend not to approach in Jun July unless you are very serious and skilled trekker. We had been in January. Mid November to February , enjoyable journey. it is not always to achieve the mission also we want to make sure the journey is pleasant.

7 months ago
Queenstown, New Zealand
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What do you have as far as gear goes

You will need crampon and ice axe

Avalanche transceiver

Personal locator beacon

And a lot of alphine mountaineering exsperiance

As you will be dealing with deep snow and serious avalanche risk

Last year a life was lost on this track by a hiker trying a winter crossing

That hikers partner was stuck in a hut a month before they were rescued

Talk to doc before you consider a full crossing in those months

10 months ago
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