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Mt Climie on a fine day
« on: March 31, 2009, 04:09:29 AM »
6 November 2007, dry, sunny, not too much wind.

We have been up Climie three times altogether, the first time many years ago with the children. It is a hard slog up the 4wd track to the summit ridge and the temperature drops noticeably as you get close to the top. In winter the top can have snow on it on rare occasions, but we had a fine spring day last time we went up and the views from the top were great, over Wairarapa and Upper Hutt/Mangaroa Valley. There are a couple of places near the summit of Climie No2 (the higher peak) where you can get out of the wind to have a rest and a bite to eat.

Total distance is just under 6 kms each way from the Tunnel Gulley car park. Took us 1:56 to go up and 1:35 to come back down on this occasion. As we live only 4.5 kms from there in Kaitoke we always walk to/from home (mostly along the old railway route) making it a 21 km round trip.