Avalanche Peak, Arthurs Pass National Park

Ex-CUTC president-for-life Simon Ward teaches the art of posing in high places - an important alpine skill. Winter snow-craft, just above Arthurs Pass township on Avalanche Peak.

Avalanche Peak Challenge

A popular race in Summer (February) crosses Avalanche Peak (1800m) and descends 1000m into the Crow valley via a steep scree slope. It continues to follow the Crow and Waimakariri rivers out to the finish at Paddi's Bealey Hotel (site of recent infamous Moa sightings). The record is about 2hrs!!

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