Kaweka J, Kaweka FP, Saturday 11 February 2023
Banner Photo: Taking in the views from Kaweka North
Kaweka J was a first for some of us. The zig-zag climb was OK and we took the Trials Spur path up. Taking care not to miss the sign, we followed the path leading off-track down to the Dominie bivouac where we had agreed to meet up.
We continued on up Makahu spur. I loved the climb, open and rocky, often sharp underfoot and unstable.
Mist and cloud came and went a number of times, but generally we were lucky with the weather. We turned left at the top and walked to the Kaweka J peak and then back and over the tops to the North Kaweka peak where we stopped for lunch.
The views were amazing and just being there amongst steep ranges is pretty impressive. It was a great day out – and almost unbelievable that Cyclone Gabrielle was heading our way, landing just two days later. Thanks to John, who piloted the can and organised the tramp.
Trampers: John Dobbs, Gaye Gasser, Julian Phillips, Marie Deroles, Jane Thomson, Kate Fuller, Campbell Living, Ali Hollington, Geoff Donkin and reporter Gaye Ebbett
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