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Five Passes - Christmas Trip


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

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

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"

Saturday 05 January 2019

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Duration: Saturday 5 January 2019 to Friday 11 January 2019 (7 days)
This is a round trip commencing from the eastern end of the Routeburn Track travelling along river valleys, over alpine passes, and traversing alpine areas that provide great views of the surrounding mountains and valleys.
Saturday: Fly in to Queenstown, shuttle to Routeburn Shelter, over Sugarloaf Pass to Theatre Flat on the Rock Burn
Sunday: Over Park Pass to Hidden Falls creek
Monday: Over Cow Saddle and Fiery Col and along the Olivine Ledge to camp near the Fohn Lakes
Tuesday: Check out Sunset peak on the way to Fohn Saddle and Split Rock Bivvy on the Beans Burn
Wednesday: Down the Beans Burn to the Dart River
Thursday: Walk out to the Sylvan campsite road intersection, shuttle to Queenstown, stay overnight
Friday: Own arrangements to the airport / fly home
Grade: Medium Fit
Leader: Robin Houston, Ph 027 431 0010 / 09 817 7849. E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Details: Contact Robin for a detailed itinerary / for other questions
Flights: If you are also on either of the Dusky trips, this follows immediately Otherwise, arrive Queenstown before 10.00 am on Saturday 5th January
Depart Queenstown January 11th
Transport: Glenorchy Journeys to / from Routeburn track area and Queenstown
Dusky party members will be taken from Te Anau to central Queenstown
If you fly in on January 5th, you will need to take a shuttle that will get you to central Queenstown by 11.00 am
Shuttle from Queenstown accom to airport Jan 11th - own arrangements
Accom: All tramping nights are in tents
Jan 10 - backpackers in Queenstown TBA
Party Size: 6
Cost: Shuttles to / from Routeburn area $90 return
Accommodation Queenstown January 10th TBA
Gas - TBA
Booking: Contact Robin - then book online
Bookings Close: September 30th
Payment: Payment to be made following booking. (To secure these bookings, most transport and accommodation costs have already been paid)



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