Last Updated: 21st Sep 2023

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Around Hanmer Ski Field

Hanmer Springs, Canterbury

Submitted by Christine Borland

Last Updated: 21st Sep 2023

Intermediate - Experienced

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Open

Grunt Factor: 63 ?

Gnarl Factor: 106 ?

15.6km

1650m

1650m

1774m

  

  

  

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Trail Map

Type of Run

Back country - remote

Loop

Mountainous

Open tussock/grasslands

Open ridges/tops

Run Makeup

2%
20%
78%

Easy Single Track

Technical Single Track

Untracked / Route only

Average Uphill Gradient: +21.5%

Average Downhill Gradient: -21.6%

Trailhead

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Estimated Times to Run

Not suitable

Slow

4:30

Moderate

3:00

Fast

Start by ascending a tussock then then rocky ridge line to the top of the ski fields. Some good tracks at the top of the ski field. Summit Mount St. Patrick. Then descend the ridge heading east. We choose to sidle the north face of the ridge with the 1430 point due to wind, however this may be an alternative option. Continue on a mix of scree and tussock after this back to St. James homestead.

This trail includes the peak Mount St. Patrick.

Goes around top of Hamner Ski field.

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Parking at St James Homestead.

14 km

39 minutes

Unknown

No

Moderate.

Moderate if visibility is good, will be harder in poor visibility.

Non-existent.

Thermal leggings, Lightweight fleece top, Long-sleeved thermal top, Seam-sealed waterproof jacket, Gloves, Beanie/thermal headwear, Personal Locator Beacon (PLB), Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Survival bag, Cellphone, Compass, Map, Crampons / microspikes (for winter conditions), Gaiters

No water available.

Snow cover in winter

Some sections of exposed ridge lines, be aware of the weather.

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