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MOUNTAINEERING

The mountains of Arthur's Pass are great for climbing. Many routes are only climbed in winter. In summer the Park, except for the higher peaks, is free of snow.

The most accessible mountain is Mt Rolleston. (2275 metres) Mt Rolleston can be climbed in a day from Arthur's Pass Village. Groups should be knowledgeable in mountaineering techniques and avalanche assessment.

Other popular peaks climbed are the highest peak in the park, Mt Murchison (2408m) and Mt Franklin (2145m).


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