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Brow Peak and Big Hill, Otago

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Brow Peak and Big HillIntermediate

Submitted by Rob Bathgate

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19.00km

1630m

1630m

 

Otago

Arrowtown

Front country - easily accessible

Loop

Undulating, some big hills

Native bush
Open tussock/grasslands
Open ridges/tops

Intermediate

Not Suitable (Slow)
3:15 (Moderate)
2:15 (Fast)

-17.2%

+17.2%

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Description

This takes in a good chunk of the final leg of all three of The WILD courses.

Most suitable for:
Intermediate level runners who are comfortable on technical terrain and exposed mountain ridges. Good fitness required.

Peaks to be bagged:
Brow Peak (1456m) and Big Hill (1137m)

Navigation:
Reasonably straightforward in clear visibility but tricky if the cloud is down over the ridges.

Trail Conditions:
Mostly easy to moderate single track and 4WD/farm track, but there is a good chunk of sketchy ridge travel following a vaguely poled route.


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Make Up of Run

Untracked / Route only: 10%

Moderate Single Track: 30%

Easy Single Track: 30%

Farm Road / 4WD Track: 30%


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  • Access

    The Fork and Tap pub in Arrowtown.

    Plenty of parking.

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  • Staying Safe

    Moderate.

    Reasonably straightforward in clear visibility but tricky if the cloud is down over the ridges.

    Unknown.

    Long-sleeved thermal top, Seam-sealed waterproof jacket, Beanie/thermal headwear, Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Cellphone, Compass, Map.

    There is none until you have bagged both peaks and are on your way down from Big Hill saddle (stream in the beech forest). We recommend you set off with at least 2L.

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