Broken Axe Pinnacles and Plane Wreck

After we hiked up Mitre Peak a friend shared a video of The Tararua Peaks we are planning a mission over in April. The next video was a mission over this trail.

This was the same day as the Tararua Mountain race that was on the Holdsworth to Kaitoke course. I’m a big fan of the Tararua Mountain race over the Southern Crossing because the section above the bush line. Looking forward to next year.

We were out for 11 hours, got lost trying the find the plane wreck, had to climb steep bits and crawl through deep grass and scrub. Had times we were freezing and then smoking heat in the afternoon.

It was incredible to be on the tops without a cloud in the sky. We could see the whole range north to south. We could see Hector and Mitre and the far north range.

Next time I will take a rope for the Pinnacles!

The 2min video

The full video

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