Mt Pfeifer etc from Kellys Hill July 2011

Kelly Range
Kelly Range
Track 1 – 2 days. Medium. Return by the same track.
A brief climb up to Carroll Hut on the tops at the northern edge of Arthur's Pass National Park. Magnificent 360° views.
Kelly Range - Hunts Saddle Circuit
Kelly Range - Hunts Saddle Circuit
Track 2 – 3 days. Medium/hard. Loop track.
A challenging circuit route traversing the Kelly Range and returning along Kelly's Creek. The direction described is the easiest option.
Route Guide: Otira to Mt Cook Village (pt 1)
Route Guide: Otira to Mt Cook Village (pt 1)
Track 12 – 21 days. Hard. One way.
One possible route down the main divide from Otira on the Arthur's Pass road to Mt Cook Village. Otira Hotel to the Mountaineer's Bar - file this one under 'tramps starting and ending at a pub'.

Track grades

Unusually smooth, well-marked track, easy gradients. Up to about 4 hours per day.
Typical lowland track. Generally easy walking and well marked. Ascents of up to 1000m. Some easy river crossings, unmarked travel along rivers.
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.
Navigation and snow skills (use of ice axe and crampons) required. Glaciers, exposure to falls.
Rough or non-existent tracks. Following ridges, bush spurs, and rivers. Steep ascents, arduous travel, hazardous conditions, snow and navigation skills essential.