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4 Apr 2016
||We found the section up the Otorehaiti stream much tougher than madpom - maybe it's easier in the stream but here's what we did (not recommended :) After crossing the Oamaru river, we climbed above Otore stream (on the TL) and stayed around 750m contour before dropping back to the stream at 730m. Travel i/beside the stream was very slow so we pulled out onto a spur at the 770m level and climbed S the SW to 950m and tried to contour around - bad idea. Lots of guts cutting down to the Otore stream made progress even slower. We looked for a campsite (not much flat ground!) and settled beside the stream at 1040m contour. Next morning, from there to the saddle was steep but comparatively easy.|
16 Jan 2016
||hi would there be much time saving using the Otorehinaiti Saddle to Oamaru Hut from Tussock ? - versus using the Boyd track up to Oamaru? cheers (going in other direction to this trip report)|