New Zealand

Tramper

Mt Bealey - Lyell Peak - Avalanche Peak Traverse

A classic traverse from Mt Bealey to Avalanche Peak

You can do this walk in either direction but if you start at the Mt Bealey end first you get the scramble out of the way, leaving straightforward ridge tops travel for the second half of the walk. The track to Mt Bealey climbs steadily through the bush before emerging after about an hour or so on a ridge. There are no poles here but the path is easy to follow as it winds its way up the ridge to the low peak of Mt Bealey. It dips then climbs to the summit of Mt Bealey (1833m) where you have an option of running down the scree slope into the stream if you need an out. The next hour is scrambling on delicate, flaky rock as you approach Lyell Peak. Then the ridge broadens and is easy walking as you come to the last final climb to gain the summit of Avalanche Peak (1836m). From here you can take either Scotts Track or the Avalanche Creek Track to descend to the village and complete your walk.
Map
Grade Medium
Bookings Not available
Length 9.0km
Loop track
Time 7 hr – 9 hr
1 day
Altitude 750m – 1,836m
Altitude change 1,086m
From Arthurs Pass village
Maps
NZTopo50-BV20
ID 5411

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Added 4 May 20104 May 2010 by pythagnzpythagnz. 2 revisions, most recently 12 May 201012 May 2010 by pythagnzpythagnz.
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