Foggy Peak

Korowai/Torlesse Tussocklands Park

  • 2 hr – 3 hr 30 min return via same track
  • Easy/medium

A short walk from Porter's Pass to a peak with good views at the southern end of the Torlesse Range.

The Big Ben Range from Foggy Pk • By aardvark. Licence: C.
Key information
Walking time
2 hr – 3 hr 30 min
Distance
4.0km
Type
Return via same track
Return via same track
Grade
Easy/medium
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Find it
Starts
Porter's Pass summit
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Maps
NZTopo50-BW21
Altitude
942m – 1,741m
Altitude change 799m

From the summit of Porter's Pass, climb the hillside to the north. There are numerous vague tracks near the bottom. Keep to the right, along the ridge, and eventually a clear track forms, winding through the scree. Two thirds of the way up, a false summit is reached. It's another 30 minutes or more to the top.

Foggy Peak • By Matthew.

From the top are views along the the Torlesse Range, with Castle Hill Peak being a popular continuation. West is the Porter Heights skifield, and southwest is Lake Lyndon.

The climb up is about 1.5 to 2.5 hours, while the return is about 30 minutes to 1 hour.

Map
ID 1483

About this track

Added 2 July 2006 by MatthewMatthew. 1 revision 2 July 2006 by MatthewMatthew.
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