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Distance 12.96 km Duration 5h 15min Ascent 700 meters Length Single-Day Location Waikato Trip Grading Easy

A fairly strenuous walk in the moderate to fit category lasting four to five hours including breaks. It starts and ends at the Chateau in Whakapapa and can be lengthened or shortened at will or as the weather dictates. The plan on the day was to continue to the SSW on the Pinnacles Ridge as far as possible until a descent was made near the chairlift up above Happy Valley – low cloud and very poor visibility made this impossible as there are bluffs all around in the area to be accessed. The exit used on the day was to head back down the Pinnacles Ridge then descend steeply into the Wairere Stream and follow that back to meet the Tama Lakes track and hence back to Whakapapa.

Last updated Dec 2010

Start Point: Easting 1819281 Northing 5657823

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