Walk 22 – Te Ahu Pātiki Mt Bradley Summit Big Day Out with Rod Donald Trust Manager Suky Thompson
Explore Mt Bradley - crowning glory of Te Ahu Pātiki - the new park created after public support for a highly successful crowd-funding campaign. This route will start with a gentle walk through Orton Bradley Park to reach the new Te Ahu Pātiki park and then get tougher with a steepish climb to the main saddle along the summit ridge. From here we will leave the park walk skirt along the southern flank of Mt Bradley in the recently extended Sign of the Packhorse reserve. From here a tiny track leads to the magnificent summit. We’ll spend some time up here on the plateau to enjoy the breath-taking views over the expanse of Te Ahu Pātiki park, the city, plains, ocean and alps. The return route will loop back via the Sign of the Packhorse Hut, and then back into Te Ahu Pātiki park below the north face of Mt Bradley. Be prepared for a big long day out, but we will take it at a relatively slow pace with several stops and aim to be back by early evening.
Duration: 10+ hours, climbs 900m, length 21kms
TRAMP/ROUTE - Track mostly or totally unformed with rough surfaces and prolonged up and down
Wear tramping boots. Bring lunch, snacks, large water bottle, sunhat, sunscreen, weatherproof gear and hand sanitiser.
Covid 19 - All participants are required to carry their own hand sanitiser. If at Alert Level 2 please bring your own face mask to wear in any instance where appropriate social distancing may not be easily maintained (car pools etc). The Festival will be cancelled at Alert Level 3 & 4 and you will be issued a refund.
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