Days: 3 days
Start/Finish: Tekapo return
Accommodation: Backcountry Huts
Grade: E (Steep, rugged, untracked terrain with snow slopes)
Departs: Nov to April
Price: NZD $1,470.00
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Be challenged by this awesome trekking adventure that takes you above Tasman Glacier (New Zealand's longest glacier) to the crest of Ball Pass. Descend 1000m into upper reaches of the famous Hooker Valley. Then trek along moraine terraces through lush vegetation. Stay in a warm, comfortable alpine hut surrounded by a spectacular panorama of New Zealand's highest peaks. Learn basic alpine skills from qualified mountain guides. Relish the challenges and stunning beauty of this three-day alpine hike crossing the Mount Cook Range.

 

Highlights 

»  Be challenged!
»  Panoramic views of the Aoraki/Mt Cook, Mt Tasman and Lake Pukaki
»  Learn basic mountaineering techniques
»  Accommodation in a comfortable alpine hut

To get in-depth information about the Ball Pass read this interesting blog by Anthony Benson.

 

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