Fyffe, Mt

Mount Fyffe

List Status Unofficial
Elevation 1,602 m (5,256 ft)
Location/List South Island, New Zealand
Region Canterbury
Location Coordinates 42° 18′ 46″ S, 173° 36′ 42″ E
Nearest Town/s Kaikoura
Range Seaward Kaikouras
Geology Sedimentary
Recommended Route
Duration Help.gif 7 hours
Start/End Points Mt Fyffe / Kowhai River Carpark
Difficulty Help.gif Easy
Track conditions Help.gif 4WD Road, Track, Snow/Ice (seasonal)
Season Help.gif November to April
Sights Huts
Hazards Alpine weather, Snow, Mist, High winds

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This peak can be skied in winter. A good run from the summit down to Mt Fyffe Hut.


Being isolated from sheltering peaks to the south, it can be a deadly place for the unprepared. My outer shell froze like a suit of armour and my camel-back became an ice block during a winter southerly.