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Distance 11.84 km Duration 7 hrs 35 mins Ascent 1200 meters Length Single-Day Location Waikato Trip Grading Fit

A fairly stiff tramp as there is an ascent of over 1000metres from the Ski car parking area to the Dome Shelter overlooking the Crater Lake on Mount Ruapehu. A huge range of surfaces to traverse from solid rock, boulder fields to loose, unstable scoria slopes plus snow in season. There are sections of poled track and in places there are small cairns but sometimes it is free navigation upwards (this is not recommended when visibility is poor). Time to the top is between 3 – 4 hours. The effort can be reduced by using the ski lifts as they operate even in summer time
Last Updated Jan 2008

Start Point: Easting 1820681 Northing 5653806

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