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Mt Sunday - Mt Riley Loop, Marlborough

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Mt Sunday - Mt Riley LoopIntermediate

Submitted by Ian Buunk

Info Info

Trail Information

16.95km

1660m

1660m

 

Marlborough

Blenheim

Front country - easily accessible

Loop

Very hilly

Native bush
Open ridges/tops

Intermediate

6:00 (Slow)
4:30 (Moderate)
3:00 (Fast)

-22.9%

+22.9%

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Description

Follow the track from the carpark. At the large sign turn left to climb Mt Sunday (there is no real reason not to do it in the other direction). Follow the triangles through the forest as you climb, this section is more of a hike than a run. As you near the summit of Mt Sunday you will encounter several false summits which involve rock scrambling.

Descend to Sunday Bivouac (a good place to fill your water or have a snack). Easier travel along the ridge to Mt Riley. Descend through some rocks and then onto the track in the forest. Follow orange triangles until you get to the stream. Cross the stream and follow the track to your car.


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Features of interest

On the ridge shortly after Mt Sunday is a 2 person Bivvy/Hut.


Make Up of Run

Technical Single Track: 50%

Moderate Single Track: 40%

Easy Single Track: 10%


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  • Access

    Just Before the Onamalutu Domain turn right on to Briggs Rd then right on to Davies Rd. Follow Davies Rd to the end

    Gravel Road, Plenty of Parking, No Public Transport

    29 km

    29 minutes

    No

    No

  • Staying Safe

    Hard.

    There are a lot of animal tracks in the area, make sure you follow the orange triangles. SAR have rescued several people from this area

    Patchy.

    Thermal leggings, Long-sleeved thermal top, Windproof jacket, Gloves, Beanie/thermal headwear, Personal Locator Beacon (PLB), Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Cellphone, Compass, Map.

    There is very little water on the route. There is a water barrel about 5km in which may have water of questionable quality. The water at the hut is from the roof and seems good. Near the end you cross a nice stream.

    The tops are exposed to the wind and get snow in winter, expect it to be hot in summer. These are mountains.

  • Post run indulgence

    Roadhouse Cafe
    Renwick
    Its close and has good food

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