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Lewis Pass - The Doubtful Tops


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You are not booked on a multiday tramp until you have done all of the following :

1. Contacted the leader and received his / her OK to join the tramp

2. Booked in online using the below booking form. Any questions, contact our bookings person on

3. Paid the trip fee into the ATC bank account 02-0100-0024675-000 quoting your name, the trip number and "Weekend"

Sunday 16 February 2020

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Duration: Sunday 16 February 2020 to Saturday 22 February 2020 (7 days)
Grade: Medium
Details: From Christchurch we shuttle to the Lewis Pass area, then walk from the Nina Valley through to the Doubtful Valley via Devilskin Saddle. We then climb onto the Doubtful tops, staying at Lake Man and then tarns further eastwards, before descending to the valley floor for a morning pickup and shuttle back to Christchurch. The Banks Peninsula tramp commences the following day.
Day 1: Fly to Christchurch, shuttle to Palmer Lodge, tramp to Nina Hut
Day 2: Tramp over Devilskin Saddle to the Doubtful Valley, then up valley to Doubtless Hut
Day 3: Day walk to/from Amuri Pass and the Doubtful tops above the Pass
Day 4: Half day walk to Lake Man Biv, with afternoon for exploring up to Lake Man and beyond
Day 5: Continuing east along the Doubtful Tops to camp at tarns in between Mt Murray and Mt Garfield
Day 6: Continue further along the range, then drop down through beech forest to camp near the confluence of the Doubtful and Boyle rivers
Day 7: Walk out to road and early morning pickup to Christchurch. Stay in Christchurch that night
Leader: Tony Walton Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Transport: Fly to Christchurch Sunday February 16, returning on Saturday 22, OR stay on for the Banks Peninsula tramp. Local transport via shuttle
Cost: To be advised later
Party Maximum: 8 people
Change: Trips are weather dependent and subject to change
Interested?: You need to register with the leader and then book online. No payment required at this stage
Booking: Trip Nº 1781
Please quote: Weekend + [your name] + Trip Nº with on-line payments.



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