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Gertrude Saddle reviews
This is no ordinary NZ tramp. Tough because it does not have a normal track. Mostly rocks, streams, snow and everything in between. Best not to take young children because of the terrain. Just make... more »
The hike says it is for export hikers and it is not an understatement. There are some challenging portions of the hike where some basic climbing is needed. There are also some portions of the hike... more »
Great view at the top and worth the climb. But it could be treacherous if it starts raining as the smooth rock becomes very slippery. People have lost their lives here. It started raining when I was up there and I understand why.
A beautiful day hike to get an amazing view. You walk in the valley for around 30 minutes before you start your hike to the Saddle itself. This part can be challenging from time to time. At some steep points, ropes are fixed in the mountain to help. Half way point on the ascend is the lake. The last increase is a little tough but after that a gigantic outlook awaits you. If you are lucky there can be Kea´s around, even on the way up and in the valley. Take your time on the descent because it is quite exhausting for your knees. The Hike is absolutely not recommended if it rains and it is wet. A Doc member will sit in the parking lot to inform you about the upcoming weather conditions.
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