Arthur’s Pass: A Guide for Mountaineers (8th edition 2020) (Southern Alps Guide)

Kates, Graeme


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The Mountain ranges of Arthur’s Pass National Park are the most accessible in New Zealand, being located aside the main road/rail corridor traversing the Southern Alps between Christchurch and the West Coast. Terrain within the park varies considerably from low scree hills to heavily glaciated peaks and steep face routes. Climbing within Arthur’s Pass National Park could be considered to epitomise all that is mountaineering, with the ‘approach’ forming a substantial component of the actual climb, and the luxury of aircraft being appealingly devoid from the park. This guide covers broadly an outline of the standard routes on the peaks of both the National Park and the adjacent Craigieburn Forest Park. Additional sections on huts, history, alpine rock, ski touring and potential ice climbs create an invaluable resource for any climber visiting the region.

This guide covers a large area, incorporating Arthur’s Pass National Park, Craigieburn Forest Park, and Korowai / Torlesse Tussocklands Park. It also extends beyond these boundaries to take in summits on nearby ranges, thereby complementing the Canterbury Westland Alps guidebook to the south-west.

This edition contains all new routes documented since the 2012 edition, and coverage of all routes and mountains briefly described in earlier editions has now been expanded and more fully described.

Format: Paperback
Publication date: 01/11/2012