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Mt Egmont / Taranaki Peak
« on: January 21, 2013, 12:41:46 PM »
I have completed the trip to the top four times, on the most recent trip I drove to Stratford Plateau and walked to Tahurangi Lodge before starting the ascent to the top.

The track is steep with no respite, you initially start climbing op staircases but this soon runs out and turns into a scree slope.
The scree will take you up another 400-500 vertical meters before you get to "the lizard" which is a ridge of solid rock that you clamber over almost to the top.
You then have to cross the snow then another climb up loose rock for the last push to the peak.
When you get there there is a nice sheltered area to sit down and enjoy your lunch out of the almost constant wind before making the decent.