Peak Bagging New Zealand

North Island Trip Reports and Comments => Karioi => Topic started by: andrewcavill on November 25, 2019, 03:37:08 PM

Title: Mt Karioi Trail Run - Twice in one day!
Post by: andrewcavill on November 25, 2019, 03:37:08 PM
I did this one as part of the Mt Karioi Trail Run, where the main event involves climbing the mountain twice in one day. We started with the Wairake Track which took us across farmland before we entered the bush for a steep climb to the summit. It was so steep in places that it was more of a scamble than a running event at times. Then we descended via the Mt Karioi Track, before running to the northern flank and climbing again via a 3rd (private?) track and finally descending the Wairake Track and back to the start/finish line. As awesome race in an awesome location.