French Ridge Hut

Mount Aspiring National Park, Te Wāhipounamu - South West New Zealand World Heritage Area

This new hut is located on the summer snowline on French Ridge, near the head of the Matukituki Valley West Branch. This hut built in 1999 is the fourth French Ridge Hut, the first being built slightly higher on the ridge in 1940. Climbers heading for Aspiring, Avalanche and other nearby peaks pass through here. The hut commands views of the head of the valley as well as Rob Roy Peak, although Aspiring itself is hidden from view. A warden is present from late October to late April to collect hut fees during summer months.

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Key information
Owner
Owner: NZAC
Category
Serviced Alpine Hut
Sleeps
Sleeps 20
20
Facilities
Toilet
Water supply
Tap or tank water
Getting there
Getting there
A steep scramble from Pearl Flat on the valley floor below. It is a full day walk from the Raspberry Creek car park to the hut.
Unlocked
This hut is unlocked and open to access.
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Other
Altitude
1,463m
Mobile phone coverage
No coverage
Maps
NZTopo50-CA11
Map
ID 1598

About this hut

Added 20 December 2006 by MatthewMatthew. No revisions.
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