Howden Hut to McKellar via tops.

Hi, considering doing the route from Key Summit along the ridge line to McKellar hut but wanting to get a more accurate idea of time this may take. Anyone done it? I have read Wilderness magazine article that says 8 hrs but that is from the divide. How long does it take from divide shelter to top of Key Summit? Wondering if we go up to the bushline from McKellar then on up to the ridgeline, how far along the ridgeline back towards Key Summit to get the views down both ways?
11–12 of 12

Thanks for that, Yarmoss, useful information to have if I'm looking at a quick round trip from the divide.
I definitely recommend it. The whole ridge is spectacular from Key Summit to 1543, and there’s a bunch of tarns to camp at too if you want to break up the trip or tack it onto a longer trip in the area.
11–12 of 12

Sign in to comment on this thread.

Search the forums

Forum Beginners and newbies
Started by Elizabeth
On 17 December 2019
Replies 11
Permanent link

Formatting your posts

The forums support MarkDown syntax. Following is a quick reference.

Type this... To get this...
Italic *Italic text* *Italic text*
Bold **Bold text** **Bold text**
Quoted text > Quoted text > Quoted text
Emojis :smile: :+1: :astonished: :heart: :smile: :+1:
:astonished: :heart:
Lists - item 1
- item 2
- item 3
- item 1 - item 2 - item 3
Images ![](URL/of/image)

Mentions @username @username

Find more emojiLearn about MarkDown