Last Updated: 21st Sep 2023

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Mt Chisholm

Hanmer Springs, Canterbury

Submitted by Hamish Laing

Last Updated: 21st Sep 2023

Beginner - Intermediate

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Open

Grunt Factor: 23

Gnarl Factor: 43

7.9km

475m

475m

1518m

  

  

  

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Type of Run

Back country - remote

Out and Back

Very hilly

Open tussock/grasslands

Open ridges/tops

Run Makeup

15%
85%

Farm Road / 4WD Track

Moderate Single Track

Average Uphill Gradient: +12.7%

Average Downhill Gradient: -12.7%

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Estimated Times to Run

2:00

Slow

1:30

Moderate

1:00

Fast

Head up this marked DOC track from the road for awesome 360deg views of the Molesworth station. It's big country with expansive views up the Awatere valley and down the Acheron. Spot Tapuae-o-uenuku to the North East and enjoy the whole Inland Kaikoura Range. The initial 4wd track leads to a saddle, from there followed the poled route up to the left and traverse the ridge until reaching the broad summit of Mt Chisholm - it's further than you think. The summit is marked by a small DOC sign.

On the way down take in Pt1279 to bag a second peak for the day.

Small gravel area with sign on side of road

73 km

90 minutes

Unknown

No

Moderate.

Patchy.

Long-sleeved thermal top, Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Cellphone, Map.

No water available

Molesworth station road is unfortunately closed in the winter.

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Trail Reviews

4 stars for the view alone… a real slog up the hill… no running going on with me… but all the way up on a great day I was get wonderful views through 360 degrees… didn’t thank the author for adding in the trig on the way back … just to finish me off!!!

Mike Tennent

December 30, 2022

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