Three Passes - Advice Welcome

Good morning fellow NZ Trampers. A buddy and I are hiking the Three Passes in two weeks, in the usual direction from Arthur's Pass to Kaniere. I'm interested in thoughts of members who've hiked it. • What did you like about this route? • We were not planning on taking a tent or bedding... is there any risk of full huts through the middle? • We're planning on taking "light" crampons for the ice/snow field. Are these necessary this year, our warmest summer on record? • Was it at all difficult to navigate in places? (put another way, could you get lost, or would you have to be blind to miss a marker?) • Anything special we should look out for? Cheers, Phil
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Hi all, I'm in this area in mid April and am considering doing this route. Can anyone who's done it tell me if that's too late in the year to do it safely? Thanks
No its not too late in the year.
I've just been informed by a mate who was up the Styx yesterday that the river has changed course in a couple of places damaging the track route. Access is now somewhat problematic and to date post floods some sections haven't been inspected on foot yet.
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Forum Tracks, routes, and huts
Started by philwilliamsnz
On 6 February 2018
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