The Routeburn

November 6th we headed to Queenstown to run the last of our 8 Great Walks. One bloke down due to a knee operation (showing our age) !

We were joined by our wonderful wives to celebrate and have a magic weekend away.

Due to the large distance between the 2 ends of the track we arranged a helicopter from Glenorchy to The Divide.

The special feature of the Routeburn is the more than 10kms you spend above the bush line.

One section of the track had been closed due to avalanche danger.  2 days before our run it was given the all clear.

Here is the video

We had great service from

Glenorchy Helicopters www.heliglenorchy.co.nz

Glenorchy Shuttles www.glenorchyjourneys.co.nz

Queenstown Park Hotel www.queenstownparkhotel.co.nz

Photos from our trip

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