Tracks

Mount Somers

Mount Somers Track
Mount Somers Track
Track 2 days. Easy/medium. One way.
Leading around the back of Mount Somers, an ancient volcano, this track explores a fascinating landscape with handsome grasslands and sweeping views.
Mt Barrosa
Mt Barrosa
Track 1 day. Medium. Return by the same track.
A volcanic summit (1364m) in the Clent Hills with sweeping views across the Ashburton Lakes basin.
Mount Somers summit (from Woolshed Creek)
Mount Somers summit (from Woolshed Creek)
Track 2 days. Easy/medium. Return by the same track.
A gentle climb over untracked tussock land to this easy summit.

Track grades

Easy
Unusually smooth, well-marked track, easy gradients. Up to about 4 hours per day.
Easy-medium
Typical lowland track. Generally easy walking and well marked. Ascents of up to 1000m. Some easy river crossings, unmarked travel along rivers.
Medium
Typical tops track. Experienced trampers only. Rough, muddy and poorly marked or unmarked. Ascents of up to 2000m. River crossings, open tops, passes. Up to about 8 hours per day.
Medium-hard
Navigation and snow skills (use of ice axe and crampons) required. Glaciers, exposure to falls.
Hard
Rough or non-existent tracks. Following ridges, bush spurs, and rivers. Steep ascents, arduous travel, hazardous conditions, snow and navigation skills essential.